What is JailBase?

Arrest information for the people. That has been our goal since the site was founded in January of 2010. JailBase provides easy-to-use arrest information. Allowing the public, family, friends, and victims to search for and get notified of arrested individuals.

We collect public data from hundreds of sources through out the United States. This amounts to thousands of records a day. We take this public information and make it easier, and faster to find.

Using our in-house data collection technology, we have cataloged millions of arrest details and photos. Providing a valuable service to the public.

How are We Different?

JailBase focuses on the transparency, the reliability, and the speed of our services. Here are some of the important ways we are different than the competition:

Millions of Records, Daily Updates
No consistency.

We collect thousands a record a day. Consistenly! People rely on our data so we actively monitor our collection process.
They have a small collection of mugshots or they are not updating their data on a regular basis.

Fast Searching
No search or slow.

Search our database for free and get instant results.
Most other sites don't even offer searching. If the do, it's lacking features or really slow.

Free Opt Out

We have never accepted money to remove listings. We offer a free removal that is fast and easy to use.
Welcome to the seedy world of reputation management: "We'll remove anything as long as you have the cash."

Verifiable Sources
Where did that data come from?

JailBase provides a copy of the original source for every record we post.
We don't know of any other sites that post their source. How do you know they are accurate?

Try finding contact information.

We stand by our data. We are a real company (registered in Arizona). We post our mailing address on our contact page. We answer our emails.
Most other sites are hiding their contact information. If you can contact them, their policies are not posted or not clear.

Open Access
Pay a fee, they might have the info.

Searching and viewing recent arrests is free. What you see is what we have.
Pay a monthly fee or signup for access.

Free Notifications
No chance.

JailBase sends out free notifications to anyone who wants to know if someone is arrested in the future.
Other sites don't offer this, or you are going to pay a fee.

Free Opt-Out

JailBase provides a free opt-out for individuals who do not want their arrest information posted on our site. The opt-out goes into affect 30 days from the request. We feel this balances the need for timely public arrest information and the needs of those arrested. After we receive a request, the page is setup to be automatically removed from JailBase.


JailBase has a free API that developers can use to provide arrest information on their website or application (subject to terms of use). We also have easy to use widgets and rss feeds that you can place on your website or blog.

No Paid Removals

Contrary to other sites, JailBase does not accept money to remove records from our site. In fact, we have never accepted money to remove records. We have received numerous requests, and the answer is always the same, No.


The information on this web site is provided to assist users in obtaining information about county jail arrests. Any use of this data for any other purpose may be illegal. While the information on this website is believed by the website owner to be reliable, it is provided "as is" with no warranties or guarantees regarding its accuracy. An arrest or booking does not mean that the individual has been convicted or is guilty of the crime. You are advised to contact the appropriate governmental agency to ascertain and verify the information contained on this website. By using this web site, you agree to these terms of usage without warranty.