In Forsyth County, Georgia, arrest warrants are issued by the Magistrate Court. However, an individual citizen can request that a warrant be issued by filling out a criminal warrant application. Once the warrant has been issued, it is processed through the Civil Process Unit of the Forsyth County sheriff’s office, who records the warrant in the Clerk of Court’s office and then, within seven days of having received it, sends it on to the Warrant Unit to be served to the alleged offender.
These documents include active warrants, which are warrants that have been issued and processed but have not yet been served to the suspect, and outstanding warrants, which are warrants that have remained active without being served for a certain period. The warrants can be for either felonies or misdemeanors.
The Forsyth County sheriff’s office Warrant Unit is located at 875 Lanier 700 Pky, Cumming, GA, 30040. The County Magistrate Court is located at 1090 Tribble Gap Rd, Cumming, GA, 30040. You may request an arrest warrant application and other forms online at http://www.forsythsheriff.org/site-page/records-GCIC/. The sheriff’s office posts a list of Most Wanted suspects which can be found at http://www.forsythsheriff.org/updates/most-wanted/, as well as a sex offender registry located at http://www.forsythsheriff.org/updates/sex-offenders/, and links to the Georgia Department of Corrections Offender Query database, located at http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/GDC/OffenderQuery/jsp/OffQryForm.jsp?Institution, which allows an individual to search for arrest records and inmate information.
Is it possible to get information on Forsyth County arrests and warrants over the phone? (2021-Update)
- For requesting an arrest report or an incident/accident report- 770.205.4642.
- For learning more about active warrants- 770.781.3060.
- For inquiring about recent arrests and prisoner arrest records- 770.781.2226
- For getting case-specific information concerning a criminal complaint you have made- 770.781.2200.
- For accessing general information- 770.781.3087.
- For getting information on civil court orders and bench warrants- 770.781.3091.
- For requesting information on victim’s assistance- 678.455.8458.
- For accessing criminal judicial records: 770.781.2120.
Crime Statistics of Forsyth County, GA
In 2019, the Forsyth Sheriff’s Department dealt with more than 1500 criminal complaints, as opposed to the well over 2100 cases registered in 2018. These included around 1350 non-violent crimes and 130 violent crimes.
The non-violent crimes category included about 1100 larceny thefts, 200 burglaries, and 120 motor vehicle thefts. Of the violent offenses, 100 were aggravated assaults, 27 were rapes and 7 were robberies.
From 2008 to 2010, over 7,000 crimes were committed in Forsyth County, Georgia. They included theft, assault, robbery, murder, burglary, car theft, and rape. However, the crime rate consistently declined throughout this timeframe. In 2008, the total number of crimes committed was just above 2,500. The next year, the total had dropped to only over 2,400, and by 2010, the number had fallen further, to under 2,300 crimes. If this downward trend continues, it will be an encouraging sign for Forsyth County.