**The electronic version of the MISSOURI CHARGE CODE MANUAL has been updated effective 08/28/2018. Click on the CHARGE CODE MANUAL COVER below to access the current manual in pdf format which includes all changes and updates through 08/28/2018. Please contact the Patrol with any questions at:*

(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 08/14/2018**

Click below to obtain the 08/14/2018 Criminal Charge Code Datasets:


Charge Code File Layout

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.


Updated 11-02-2015:

Click The Image Below to View the 2015 New Charge Code PowerPoint Training.

2015 Charge Code Powerpoint Training



One-to-One Comparison Table of New Charge Codes to Old Charge Codes:

Active by New Code Active by Old Code

Retired by New Code

Retired by Old Code


Click the Links Below for Current Charge Code Changes and Historical Charge Code Manuals

August 2018 Charge Code Updates

February 2018 Charge Code Updates

August 2017 - August 2018 Charge Code Manual  

August 2017 Charge Code Updates

January 2017 - August 2017

Charge Code Manual

August 2016-December 2016

Charge Code Manual

2015-2016 Charge Code Manual

2014-2015 Charge Code Manual

2013-2014 Charge Code Manual

2012-2013 Charge Code Manual

in Statute Order

2011-2012 Charge Code Manual

in Statute Order

2010-2011 Charge Code Manual

in Statute Order

2009-2010 Charge Code Manual

2008-2009 Charge Code Manual

in Major Category and State Order

2007-2008 Charge Code Manual

in Statute Order

2006-2007 Charge Code Manual in Major Category and Statute Order

2005-2006 Charge Code Manual in

Major Category and Statute Order

2004-2005 Charge Code Manual in

Major Category and Statute Order

2003-2004 Charge Code Manual in

Major Category and Statute Order

2002-2003 Charge Code Manual

2001-2002 Charge Code Manual

2000-2001 Charge Code Manual

1999-2000 Charge Code Manual

1998-1999 Charge Code Manual
1997-1998 Charge Code Manual 1996-1997 Charge Code Manual 1995-1996 Charge Code Manual
1994-1995 Charge Code Manual 1992-1993 Charge Code Manual 1990-1991 Charge Code Manual
1988-1989 Charge Code Manual 1987-1988 Charge Code Manual 1985-1986 Charge Code Manual

1983 Charge Code Manual

1983 October Charge Code Revisions

1982 Charge Code Manual

1980 Charge Code Manual

1979-2 Criminal Offense Pamphlet

1979 - 1st Charge Code Manual

called the

"Missouri Offense Code Manual"

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:

Missouri State Highway Patrol
Criminal Justice Information Services

1510 East Elm Street
PO Box 9500
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 526-6153


** Information on this page provided in cooperation with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Office of State Courts Administrator.