Now Available: Biannual Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2003


The Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2003, a report based on the results of a survey that SEARCH conducted of State criminal history record repository administrators in 2004, is now available online at Survey respondents were asked to describe the status of their repositories in 15 topical areas at year-end 2003.

The Survey report provides law- and policymakers, administrators, managers, academia, research institutions, and other agencies and individuals with the most complete data available on record quantity and completeness, and on procedures used by repositories to maintain record quality.

“The Survey report is believed to be the most cited document produced by our organization. More than 6,000 print copies of the last survey were distributed (including to 99 entities in foreign countries). Recipients of the survey have included U.S. Senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives, state governors, state attorneys general, law schools and their libraries, public libraries, and public and private security entities,” said Owen Greenspan, SEARCH Director of Law and Policy.

The report updates the Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2001, which SEARCH prepared and which was released in September 2003. To order paper copies of the 2003 survey results, see or call 1-800-851-3420.