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Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check
Instant Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check $24.95
Instant National Criminal Background Check $59.95
Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Background Check Products and Services:
  • Instant Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Background Checks by County
  • Free Pennsylvania Sex Offender Registry Search and Free Most Wanted Check

Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check   $24.95 and results are returned instantly.

The Pennsylvania corrections background check may contain the following:
  • Conviction reports on inmates or those currently serving time under the supervision of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC) or a Pennsylvania correctional institution
  • Criminal check fields: name, birthdate, physical description, inmate number, current location, and name of county

Pennsylvania corrections background check update schedule: Monthly

The Pennsylvania background check court records may contain the following:
  • Criminal reports from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC)
  • AOPC fields: name, birthdate, age, court report ID, charge(s), name of county, date of filing, disposition, status and additional data

Pennsylvania background check court records update schedule: Monthly

The Pennsylvania Common Pleas Courts background check may contain the following:
  • Misdemeanor and felony convictions from the Common Pleas Courts. Reports go back to 2000
  • Common Pleas Court fields: name, birthdate, physical description, docket #, statutes, name and date of offense, date and type of disposition

Pennsylvania Common Pleas Courts background check update schedule: Quarterly

The Philadelphia Municipal Courts background check may contain the following:
  • Felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions, and traffic reports from the Philadelphia Municipal Court System
  • Criminal report fields: name, birthdate, race, gender, type and date of disposition, offense statute, description and date of offense, and case number
  • Reports go back to 2007

Philadelphia Municipal Courts background check update schedule: Monthly

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

Sex offenders must register for ten years and sexual predators must register for life.
Pennsylvania sex offender record search update schedule: Monthly

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


Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania criminal check by county may contain the following:
  • Felony and misdemeanor convictions or deferred judgments
  • Reports from the Common Pleas Courts and Magisterial Courts

Pennsylvania counties that typically take longer than 3 business days to complete are: None Currently Listed

Pennsylvania Criminal Checks by county include a free national sex offender and most wanted check.
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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Background Information

Pennsylvania Criminal Background Data

In 2009 Pennsylvania had a total violent crime rate of 388.9 incidents per 100,000 individuals, which was lower than the U.S. violent crime rate of 439.7. Of the 388.9 violent crime incidents, 5.4 were murders, 28.4 were forcible rapes, 142.4 were robberies, and 212.6 were aggravated assaults.

The total rate of property crime in Pennsylvania in 2009 was 2,219 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: 439.2 burglary incidents, 1,635.5 larceny/theft incidents, and 144.5 motor vehicle theft incidents.

Pennsylvania Population and Household Background Data
  • In 2012 the population in Pennsylvania was estimated to be 12,763,536.  The population increased 0.5% from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012.  
  • In 2011 there were 4.9 million households in Pennsylvania.  The average household size was 2.5 people. 
  • 94% of the people living in Pennsylvania in 2011 were native residents of the United States. 74% of these residents were born in Pennsylvania. Of the foreign-born population in Pennsylvania (756,410), 48% were not U.S. citizens.
  • 90% of the population in Pennsylvania (five years and older) speak only English in the home.
  • In 2011 88% lived in the same house as one year earlier.
  • 89% had graduated high school or had achieved a higher level of education.  27% had achieved a Bachelor’s degree or higher.  30% were in college or graduate school in 2011

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

Other Pennsylvania Background Data

Major Cities Located in Pennsylvania: Allentown in Lehigh County, Erie in Erie County, Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Reading in Berks County

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