Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2010: A Criminal Justice Information Policy Report [open pdf - 3MB]
"This report is based upon the results from a survey conducted of the administrators of the state criminal history record repositories in March-June 2010. Fifty-six jurisdictions were surveyed, including the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Responses were received from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. It presents a snapshot as of December 31, 2010. Throughout this report, the 50 states will be referred to as 'states'; the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands will be referred to as 'territories,' consistent with prior surveys; 'Nation' refers collectively to both states and territories. In addition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was the source for some of the information relating to criminal history records, including state participation in the Interstate Identification Index (III) system (the national criminal records exchange system) and the number of III records maintained by the FBI on behalf of the states; the number of records in the protection order file; and the number of sex offender records in the FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC) files."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.gov/