August 2017-2018 MISSOURI CHARGE CODE MANUAL
**The electronic version of the MISSOURI CHARGE CODE MANUAL has been updated effective 02/22/2018. Click on the CHARGE CODE MANUAL COVER below to access the current manual in pdf format which includes all changes and updates through 02/22/2018. Please contact the Patrol with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.*
(click on the cover photo below to view the manual in pdf format)
Users can download and print the pdf manual above and save it to a desktop. When viewing the manual in electronic format, users can click the key sequence "Ctrl F" to use the Find feature for code searches.
**UPDATE: The Missouri Charge Code datasets have been updated effective 02/22/2018**
Click below to obtain the 02/22/2018 Criminal Charge Code Datasets:
The Charge Code CSV dataset is a complete listing of all data elements associated with each criminal charge code contained within the Patrol's criminal history code file.
|2016 Juvenile Charge Codes||Senate Bill 491 Charge Code Spreadsheet (12/8/2016)|
The Purpose of the Charge Code:
The Missouri Criminal Records Repository was initially established for the sole purpose of enhancing law enforcement safety. It tracks statistics for arrest data and conviction data using Charge Codes. It has since evolved into other non-law enforcement uses post-9/11 and is now used in the hiring practices of people in public trust positions such as teachers, nurses, daycare providers, nursing home employees, etc.
RSMo 43.500 defines "Central Repository," as the Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal Records Division, and assigns it the responsibility of compiling and disseminating complete and accurate criminal history records.
RSMo 43.512 reads that the Central Repository, with the approval of the Missouri Supreme Court, shall publish and make available to all criminal justice officials, a standard manual of codes for all offenses in Missouri. The manual of codes shall be known as the "Missouri Charge Code Manual," and shall be used by all criminal justice agencies for reporting information required by sections 43.500 - 43.530.
RSMo 43.503 mandates that ALL law enforcement officers who arrest misdemeanors and felons shall, without undue delay, submit to the central repository fingerprints and appropriate charges and charge codes of all persons arrested.
Crimes to be reported, exceptions--method of reporting--repository of latent prints.
RSMo 43.506. 1. Those offenses considered reportable for the purposes of sections 43.500 to 43.543 include all felonies; class A misdemeanors; all violations for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; any offense that can be enhanced to a class A misdemeanor or higher for subsequent violations; and comparable ordinance violations consistent with the reporting standards established by the National Crime Information Center, Federal Bureau of Investigation, for the Federal Interstate Identification Index System; and all cases arising under chapter 566.
One-to-One Comparison Table of New Charge Codes to Old Charge Codes:
|Active by New Code||Active by Old Code||Retired by Old Code|
Click the Links Below for Current Charge Code Changes and Historical Charge Code Manuals
The hard copy version of the Missouri Charge Code Manual is published and mailed out to law enforcement agencies once each year. This webpage will be kept up-to-date throughout the year with revisions, changes and corrections. Please save this page to your Favorites Bar and check back often throughout the year for important updates..
For more information, or to order hard copies of the Charge Code Manual, please contact:
Heather Elder, Charge Code Specialist
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Criminal Justice Information Services
1510 East Elm Street
PO Box 9500
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 526-6153 ext. 2638
** Information on this page provided in cooperation with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Office of State Courts Administrator.