This report presents a snapshot of criminal-history record systems and how cases were tracked through to disposition across the United States and its territories as of year-end 2018. From May 2019 to July 2019, SEARCH surveyed the administrators of criminal-history record repositories in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This marks the fifteenth Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems that SEARCH has conducted since 1989. Caution should be used when comparing trends between surveys because shifts in a jurisdiction’s fiscal priorities or technological capabilities over time may skew the status of its criminal-history records.
Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2018
Date Published: November 5, 2020