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Statewide criminal history search

A statewide criminal search provides your organization an overview of a candidate’s criminal history in a specific state. This type of search can help you catch crimes you might miss by focusing on a few county-level criminal searches.

Some states have up-to-date county-level records available. And most states maintain a database that is periodically updated by county sources. The types of records maintained and details available vary by state.

You can supplement state searches with our county-level searches, so you can identify records near places of residence, employers and academic institutions.

State searches available:

AK, AL, AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, and WI 

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75% of statewide criminal checks

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Statewide searches can provide records potentially missed with other searches.

Adding a statewide criminal history search to your background checks can help: 

  • Identify records for a candidate who has lived and worked primarily in a given state

  • Meet state requirement for certain industries (eg: health care workers)

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Frequently asked questions

Most of our statewide sources are either state criminal repositories or archives maintained by state police. We have several searches that meet state requirements for the use of specific sources. We’re happy to customize a solution for your organization.

Some states maintain record repositories, meaning that all records are instantly updated from the county and local courthouses. Other states have databases that are periodically updated by counties. To get a complete picture, supplementary county-level searches can help you identify records near places of residence, employers and academic institutions.

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