California has localized its records database on arrest by having the counties under it initiate their own reporting system. The idea is to make such legal documents very accessible for the people who live within each of the respective counties. Based on file, Contra Costa was able to compile almost half a million of criminal reports within 1999 to 2008. Documents also show that infractions committed include rapes, murders and other illegal activities.
Anyone has the legal right to request and obtain the said legitimate files provided that the requesting party has no pending or on-going cases in court or being prohibited to place any records applications. One has to be free from whatever legal issues and must present a valid reason to be able to be granted with the request. For further information on how to apply for arrest papers in the county it would be best to check out their web page at contracosta dot ca dot gov.