Effingham County, GA has an excellent website for its courts; however, the one thing lacking from the website is searching for arrest records. There are no online databases in Effingham County to conduct an arrest warrant search. However, you can visit the Magistrate’s Court to inquire about active arrest warrants. The Magistrate for Effingham County is responsible for issuing arrest warrants after being presented with probable cause. The Magistrate then sends the arrest warrants to the Sheriff’s Office to be served on the warrant’s subject. No information will be given over the telephone; however, you can visit the Magistrate’s Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, to request information. The court is located at 700 N. Pine Street, Suite 250, Springfield, GA 31329.
The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office will not discuss any arrest warrants with anyone other than the person to whom the warrant pertains. However, you can request a criminal history provided you have a notarized consent form and pay the $25 fee. Arrest records are not easy to locate in Effingham County. The booking desk on the tab on the Sheriff’s website does list the most recent individuals to be arrested in Effingham County and the charges for which they were arrested. Another good portion of the website is the “most wanted” list that shows individuals who have outstanding warrants – – just because someone is not listed here does not mean that they do not have an arrest warrant pending against them.
Is it possible to get information on Effingham County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)
- Call 912-754-3449 for information on recent arrests and active warrants
- Call the Effingham County Jail at 912-754-9715 for inmate search and inmate records
- Call 912-754-9249 to contact Victim/Witness Services
- Call 912-754-2118 to learn the process for a case search
Crime Statistics of Effingham County, GA
In comparison to the nearly 830 crime reports of 2018, the Effingham Sheriff’s Department received around 540 criminal complaints in 2019. There were around 470 crimes against property and 72 offenses against people in this annual total.
More than 260 larceny thefts, 167 burglaries, and 35 car thefts were recorded as crimes against property. There were 55 aggravated assaults, 8 rapes, and 9 robberies among the violent offenses.
Between 2001 and 2008, Effingham County had an average crime rate of 343 crimes per year. Of the 2,742 crimes that were committed during those years, Effingham County only had one murder. For the first four years, crime rates were considerably lower (under 240 per year) when compared to the last four years in the range. The highest number of crimes in Effingham County were reported in 2005 – – approximately 660 for the year.