Multijurisdictional Criminal Database Search
This service delves into over 350 million public record sources to uncover criminal activity that has occurred, including locations that are not indicated by the initial SSN/Address Trace. This can be particularly valuable if an individual committed a crime somewhere other than the states or counties indicated by the SSN/Address Trace.
Please note: This search cannot be used as a standalone search, as each state and county court reports into this database at their own discretion using their individual dissemination practices.
- Casts a broad initial search net
- Useful for extending the overall geographical area searched
- Combs hundreds of thousands of criminal records databases
- Very fast and powerful research tool
- Notoriously incomplete and out-of-date
- Vital identifiers are often missing
- Not FCRA compliant as a standalone search (must also be run with a county-level search)
Federal Criminal Statewide Search
The federal criminal background check is a search of the 94 federal, state-specific district courts nationwide. This search focuses specifically on violations of federal law, such as kidnapping, drug trafficking, tax evasion, capital punishments, and interstate transport of stolen goods (to name a few).
County and Statewide Criminal Records Search
A search covering any criminal violations found at the state or county level, which includes misdemeanor and felony convictions. Whether a crime is tried at the county or state court level is dependent upon the type/severity of the crime and the jurisdiction of the courts.
Please note: The federal court system and the state/county court systems do not share information.
National Sex Offender Registry Search
A background search focused on determining if an applicant is registered on the National Sex Offender Registry site. The registries only allow the public access to Level 3 offender information. Level 3 sex offenders pose the highest risk to re-offend; most have committed more than one crime and have exhibited predatory characteristics.
The National Sex Offender Registry provides information to the public on the whereabouts of registered sex offenders regardless of state boundaries.
Additional Criminal Search Services:
International Criminal Search
An International Criminal History Records Search is a search for criminal violations committed outside of the United States. Each country and province/region within that country disseminates information differently. City police records are the primary source for International Criminal Records Searches. In most countries, each city, state, region or province must be searched to determine if a criminal history exists in that particular jurisdiction. As you might imagine, this can quickly become costly and time-consuming.
State Department of Corrections (DOC) Search
A background search to confirm whether or not the applicant has ever been incarcerated, placed on probation, or on parole in the state-specific criminal justice system.
Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI)
A search of the CBI for criminal activity. This is not a good standalone search to use. Much of the information found in the CBI consists of arrest records only which, by law, cannot be used against an individual when making a hiring decision.
Any search, criminal or civil, using a name other than the individual’s given name (e.g. maiden name, nickname, etc.).
NationSearch is excited to announce our Patriot Search (formerly known as the Sentinel Search). Designed to assist our clients in their efforts to stay compliant with the Patriot Act, this robust database search combs through a multitude of government entities that have sanctioned or barred individuals from engaging in certain industries, business activities, and other types of dealings on both. The Patriot Search pulls instantly from federal, state, and local agencies, and covers both US and international watch-lists.
The Patriot Search checks for individuals who may be involved in terrorist activities, money laundering, illegal imports, fraud against government agencies, violations of federal banking regulations, and who are fugitives from justice.
A few of the databases searched are:
- Department of Treasury Debarred List
- FBI Most Wanted Lists – Terrorist, Crimes Against Children, and Cyber Crimes (to name a few)
- Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
- US Department Of State Terrorist Exclusion List
- ICE Most Wanted Fugitive
- OIG Health & Human Services lists – Excluded Individuals and Entities, Waivers for Excluded Individuals and Entities, Civil Monetary Penalties and Affirmative Exclusions