National Criminal Database Search
The information on federal criminal records found from our searches is obtained via electronic access to the Federal Judicial District courthouse within the district and state that is requested.
There are 241 US District Courts, with each state housing one to four federal district courts. Individuals in these Courts have been prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for a violation of the U.S. Code. These Courts do not include cases filed in the county or state courts. Mail fraud, arson, interstate drug trafficking, and the like are the types of cases stored in the Federal courthouses. Since this check searches the U.S. Federal District Court Master Name Index, if the individual whom you are requesting information on has a common name, this national criminal database search may return numerous possible matches.
This repository is updated daily and is extremely comprehensive, with only 6 District Courts not reporting into the national system: Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, South District Indiana, and West District Arkansas.
Please note that federal courts often do not record personal identifying information. This search will cover filings within the last seven years. A ten-year search is also available. Searching a common name might result in a multitude of results. The information found may or may not constitute a complete record check for your subject. A national criminal database search provides information from licensing agencies in various states across the United States. The search includes the type & licenses or degree issued and verifies the current status.
The US is divided into 90 federal judicial districts. Each district is divided by boundaries and with each district may lay 2 or more districts. Examples of federal crimes include mail fraud, interstate drug trafficking, and civil rights violations. Docket information is available and will include case numbers, arrest or file dates, charge, disposition dates, disposition and sentencing.
Q: What’s the difference between the federal criminal history search and the national criminal database search?
A: While they may sound the same, these two types of searches are distinct.
- Federal criminal records searches report information from federal district courts and contain only specific high-level, white-collar crimes and crimes that cross state lines.
- The National Criminal Database compiles information from thousands of sources at the county, state and federal levels.