West Virginia Criminal Background Checks for a Pre-Employment Background Check

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

West Virginia Criminal Background Check   $24.95 and results are returned instantly.

The West Virginia corrections background check may contain the following:
  • Conviction reports
  • Criminal check fields: name, birthdate, name of county, date of tentative release, and offense sentence length

West Virginia corrections background check update schedule: Monthly

The West Virginia background check court records may contain the following:
  • Misdemeanor and felony convictions from the circuit courts of West Virginia
  • Reports go back to 1980

West Virginia background check court records update schedule: Monthly

The West Virginia sex offender record search may contain the following:
  • Registered convicted sex offenders which are retroactive to the laws effective date
  • Sex offender search fields: name, birthdate, registered county name, and date of registration

Sex offenders must register for ten years and repeat offenders, violent offenders, or if the victim was a minor then they must register for life.
West Virginia sex offender record search update schedule: Weekly

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


West Virginia 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 West Virginia criminal check by county may contain the following:
  • Felony and misdemeanor convictions or deferred judgments
  • Reports from the Magistrate Courts and Circuit Courts

West Virginia counties that typically take longer than 3 business days to complete are: Braxton, Greenbrier, Lewis, Marion, McDowell, Ohio, Tyler, Randolph, Upshur, Webster, and Wetzel.

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

West Virginia Criminal Background Data

In 2009 West Virginia had a total violent crime rate of 331.2 incidents per 100,000 individuals, which was lower than the U.S. violent crime rate of 439.7. Of the 331.2 violent crime incidents, 4.9 were murders, 28.4 were forcible rapes, 56.2 were robberies, and 241.7 were aggravated assaults.

The total rate of property crime in West Virginia in 2009 was 2,706 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: 698.4 burglary incidents, 1,842.9 larceny/theft incidents, and 164.9 motor vehicle theft incidents.

West Virginia Population and Household Background Data
  • In 2012 the population in West Virginia was estimated to be 1,855,413.  The population increased 0.1% from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012.  
  • In 2011 there were 0.7 million households in West Virginia.  The average household size was 2.5 people. 
  • 99% of the people living in West Virginia in 2011 were native residents of the United States. 71% of these residents were born in West Virginia. Of the foreign-born population in West Virginia (23,829), 56% were not U.S. citizens.
  • 98% of the population in West Virginia (five years and older) speak only English in the home.
  • In 2011 88% lived in the same house as one year earlier.
  • 84% had graduated high school or had achieved a higher level of education.  19% had achieved a Bachelor’s degree or higher.  28% were in college or graduate school in 2011

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

Other West Virginia Background Data

Major Cities Located in West Virginia: Charleston in Kanawha County, Huntington in Cabell County, Morgantown in Monongalia County, Parkersburg in Wood County, Wheeling in Ohio County

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