New York Criminal Background Checks for a Pre-Employment Background Check

New York Criminal Background Check
Instant New York Criminal Background Check $24.95
Instant National Criminal Background Check $59.95
New York Criminal Background Checks by county $24.95 each
All orders include a free national sex offender and most wanted check.

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Below are the descriptions for the following New York Background Check Products and Services:
  • Instant New York Criminal Background Check
  • Non-Instant Statewide New York Criminal Background Check
  • New York Criminal Background Checks by County
  • Free New York Sex Offender Registry Search and Free Most Wanted Check

New York Criminal Background Check   $24.95 and results are returned instantly.

The New York corrections background check may contain the following:
  • Felony conviction reports
  • Criminal check fields: name, birthdate, offense county name, charge(s), location, admission and release date, and sentence information
  • Reports go back to 1962

New York corrections background check update schedule: Last updated 5/2010

The New York sex offender record search may contain the following:
  • Registered convicted sex offenders on parole, on probation or convicted after 1/20/1996
  • Sex offender search fields: name, address, description of person, location of crime, and type of crime

Level 1 and 2 sex offenders must register for 10 years and level 3 for life.
New York sex offender record search update schedule: Weekly

New York Criminal Background Checks include a free national sex offender and most wanted check.


Non-Instant Statewide New York Criminal Background Check  $24.95 + $65 surcharge
Results go back at least 7 years (some counties go back to 1980) and take 1-3 business days to complete.

The Non-Instant Statewide New York criminal background check may contain the following:
  • Felony and misdemeanor convictions and pending cases from the 62 NY County Courts, Supreme Courts and City Courts (Town and Village data is limited)
  • Includes the 5 NYC Boroughs: Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings County), Manhattan (New York County), Queens, and Staten Island (Richmond County)
  • Only returns the exact match of the Name and DOB

The non-instant statewide New York criminal background check data is by the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA).
To order this, do the following steps on the order form: select New York as a Non-Instant County and then select any one of the NY counties with a $65 surcharge. Even though you only select one county, the entire state is included.

New York Criminal Background Checks include a free national sex offender and most wanted check.


New York Criminal Checks by County  $24.95 per county (check for surcharges)
Results go back 7 years and take 1-3 business days to complete. Some may take longer due to court delays.

The New York criminal check by county may contain the following:
  • Felony and misdemeanor convictions or deferred judgments
  • Reports from the County Courts and Supreme Courts

New York counties that typically take longer than 3 business days to complete are: Herkimer, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Steuben, Ulster, and Wyoming.

New York Criminal Checks by county include a free national sex offender and most wanted check.
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The State Of New York Background Information

New York Criminal Background Data

In 2009 New York had a total violent crime rate of 385.5 incidents per 100,000 individuals, which was lower than the U.S. violent crime rate of 439.7. Of the 385.5 violent crime incidents, 4 were murders, 13.2 were forcible rapes, 144.5 were robberies, and 223.7 were aggravated assaults.

The total rate of property crime in New York in 2009 was 1,928 incidents per 100,000 individuals, lower than the U.S. property crime rate of 3,071.5. The breakdown of the property crime incidents was as follows: 321.6 burglary incidents, 1,493.6 larceny/theft incidents, and 112.3 motor vehicle theft incidents.

New York Population and Household Background Data
  • In 2012 the population in New York was estimated to be 19,570,261.  The population increased 1% from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012.  
  • In 2011 there were 7.2 million households in New York.  The average household size was 2.6 people. 
  • 78% of the people living in New York in 2011 were native residents of the United States. 64% of these residents were born in New York. Of the foreign-born population in New York (4,317,715), 48% were not U.S. citizens.
  • 70% of the population in New York (five years and older) speak only English in the home.
  • In 2011 89% lived in the same house as one year earlier.
  • 85% had graduated high school or had achieved a higher level of education.  33% had achieved a Bachelor’s degree or higher.  31% were in college or graduate school in 2011

New York Criminal, Population and Household Background Data Source: U.S. Census and FBI

Other New York Background Data

Major Cities Located in New York: Bronx in Bronx County, Brooklyn in Kings County, Buffalo in Erie County, Manhattan in New York County, New York City in Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, and Richmond County, Queens in Queens County, Rochester in Monroe County, Staten Island in Richmond County, Syracuse in Onondaga County, Yonkers in Westchester County

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