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Sex offender search

A National Sex Offender Registry search returns information for up to level-three sex offenders from individual state, territory, and tribal area registries with one search. The information reported varies by state or territory. We’ll help ensure individuals measure up to your organization’s safety standards.

This search is ideal for:

  • Caregivers and medical professionals

  • Childcare workers

  • Volunteers working with children

  • Coaches

The national sex offender search includes:

  • National sex offender registry

  • State sex offender registries from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam 

Understanding the sources of sex offender checks.

Sex offenses are among the most severe crimes a background check can uncover. While some sex offender records are reported in criminal searches, it might not be enough. In some instances, you could expect a National Criminal Database Search, with its vast sources, to include all sex offender registries and sources. That is not always the case.

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National Criminal Database

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97% of national sex offender registry searches

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Frequently asked questions

States may limit the amount of details on their sex offender registries for a variety of reasons, so results can vary.

There are typically three levels, based on an offender’s risk of committing another sex crime or harm to the community:

  • Level 1: low risk

  • Level 2: moderate risk

  • Level 3: high risk

Other labels exist in certain states’ sex offender registries. These may include sexual predator, sexually violent offender, and predicate sex offender.

Search all sex offender registries in one nationwide check.

Verified Credentials searches all public registries from every U.S. state and territory to find known sex offenders.

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