The Statewide Criminal Records Search scans criminal records at the state level, in a state of the employer's choice, and returns records that have been passed along to state-level courthouses. It accesses sources such as the State Judicial Court System, State Police, State Department of Law Enforcement, or the Administrative Office of the Courts. Records returned include infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies, such as DUIs, DWIs, assault, theft, and burglary. Please note, not all states have databases and not all states have representation from all counties in those states. For example, statewide searches are not available in the following states: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. You should always run county criminal searches based on the candidate's residence as part of a criminal background check.