Secondary Government Sources of Criminal Records

This section lists a number of distinct agencies that provide relevant information related to criminal records. The resources described here hold criminal record information that the state and federal court systems do not.

Click to Find State Level Agencies

There are two important state agencies that maintain certain types of criminal records - incarceration (prison) records and those related to registered sex offenders. These two categories of records are often used to populate the so-called national databases available from vendors.

Click to Find Federal Level Agencies

A variety of criminal related records are maintained by various federal government agencies. Sources include the Bureau of Prisons, Most Wanted Lists, federal agencies with databases of individuals and companies who have sanctions, violations, enforcement actions, or warnings initiated against them, and more.