Criminal records

Criminal records in the United States contain records of arrests, criminal charges, and the disposition of those charges. Criminal records are collected and updated at local, state, and federal levels by government agencies, generally, law enforcement agencies. A criminal record is stored digitally and presents a comprehensive criminal history of a specific person.

A criminal record, also known as a "rap sheet", can be used for background checks for employment purposes, security clearance, adoption, or immigration to the United States. They are also used for criminal investigations and criminal prosecutions.

Types of criminal records

These records can include one or more of the following:

  • Arrest Record
  • Arrest warrant
  • Conviction record
  • Felony
  • Inmate records
  • Juvenile criminal records
  • Parole information
  • Probation records
  • Misdemeanor
  • Sex offender listing
  • Serious traffic violations

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