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In the U.S., the term criminal records is commonly used to refer to arrest records, criminal court trials and appearances, criminal convictions, sex offender registries, jail and prison sentences, Department of Corrections and Bureau of Prisons inmate records, probation records including probation violations, and even some traffic offenses like D.U.I. and moving violations. These records may be in regard to felony, misdemeanor, or minor violation (ticket) offenses. All of these items are recorded by the courts or responsible agencies in the county, state, or federal district having jurisdiction.
Criminal record data is available to the public pursuant to public record laws and freedom of information mandates. Much of this data is routinely purchased, collected, and processed by data aggregators and information service providers, although it cannot be evaluated or verified due to the sheer volume of information. This practice allows criminal records to be searched across all available indexed data sets. To obtain an official record, you are required and expected to obtain it from an authoritative source or custodian of records having jurisdiction in the county, state, federal district, or geographical area relating to that record.
The extent of the availability of criminal record information varies greatly by geography and historical time frame. Not all records in all jurisdictions are publicly available, or may be limited to certain time periods depending on the geography.
Criminal record data is customarily accessed by law enforcement, legal and investigative professionals, journalists, businesses, and anyone in the general public having a lawful concern or interest. Laws exist regarding the permitted and restricted uses of this data, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). See the full text for complete details. If your interest or intended use of this information falls under the jurisdiction of the FCRA, you are required to obtain this information elsewhere in the form of a consumer report from a consumer reporting agency, in accordance with all procedural and record keeping requirements as set forth in the FCRA. Among others, such restricted uses may include seeking any information bearing on a consumer's credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living, with its intended use as a factor in establishing the consumer's eligibility or suitability for credit, insurance, employment, or housing (tenant screening).