Alaska Background Check

Criminal Records, Arrests, Marriages & Divorces, Contact Info, Social Accounts, Photos and Much More!
InfoTracer does not compile background information for employment purposes and is not a “consumer reporting agency” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). The reports InfoTracer provides are not "consumer reports" under the FCRA because they are not used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing a consumer’s eligibility for personal credit or insurance, employment, housing, a government license or benefit, or for any other permissible purpose under the FCRA.

How To Get a Alaska Background Check Report

How To Get a Alaska Background Check Report

The Department of Public Safety, Criminal Records and Identification (R&I) Bureau is the government agency in charge of background checks and maintaining all criminal record data. According to the Statute AS 12.62.160, they allow individuals to access “criminal justice information,” with a consent form from the subject. The law further dictates how this information may be used for licensing, employers and screening applicants for the care of children and older and disabled adults. They offer both name-searches and fingerprint-based requests. The cost for a name-search is $20 and $35 for fingerprint search. Requests can be made by mail and the results either mailed or faxed back. Extra copies cost $5 each.
Additionally, The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) processes fingerprint-based background checks in accordance with licensing, certification and gun permits for agencies under the authority of the DHSS. 

What Does a Background Check Show?

What Does a Background Check Show?

An Alaska background check will show primarily basic personal details and criminal history information. The level of detail depends on who requests the report. If someone asks for a copy of their own, it will include: convictions, current offenses, criminal identification information, non-conviction criminal information (arrests, warrants, etc.), sealed records, correctional treatment information.
If the request comes from an individual or agency, it will include: 

  • Convictions.
  • Current offenses.
  • Criminal identification information. 
  • Non-conviction criminal information (arrests, warrants, etc.)
  • Correctional treatment information.

All reports will include basic information such as name, address, height, weight, race, age, and gender.

Purpose and Reasons

Purpose and Reasons

The most common reasons for a background check in AL are when hiring employees for government jobs, childcare or elderly care facilities. Other purposes are for licensing, certification, insurance, real estate, nursing, bus driving permits, financing, and gun permits. 
Other public background checks are compiled from public and private sources and have other specified uses such as vetting a new roommate, checking out a potential business partner or carpooling neighbor or just finding a long-lost friend or relative. These types of reports may include: 

  • Criminal Records
  • Arrests and Warrants
  • Bankruptcy Filings          
  • Legal Judgments
  • Liens 

  • Birth Records

  • Marriages and Divorces 

  • Property Records

  • Auto, Vessel, Aircraft Ownership

  • Current and Past Addresses

  • Phone and Email Address

  • Professional Licenses

  • Relatives and Associates

  • Social Media Accounts and More

AK Criminal Background Checks

An Alaska criminal background check paints a complete picture of someone’s criminal history including arrests, charges, sentencing, prison time and warrant records that are related to them. It may also show sex offenses and terrorist watch activity. Criminal background checks in the state are used widely in licensing, certification and for the employment of government workers.

Gun Background Check

The state does not require gun dealerships to run a state-level background check when purchasing a firearm. However, gun dealers are required by federal law to contact the FBI and use NCIS to run a federal background check before selling any guns. AK has performed only 71.510 background checks for 2018 for gun purchases. This includes private sales, handguns, rifles, and miscellaneous sales. Background checks for both pistols and long guns were almost equal.

Gun Checks & Gun-Related Death Rate

On average 78,761 gun checks annually are being conducted through NICS in California.

State Firearms Background Checks Initiated Through the NICS

States With More Handgun Checks than Alaska

State # of conducted handgun checks
Missouri 224,305
Colorado 216,617
Nevada 54,925
New Jersey 51,074
Idaho 45,993

States With More Long Gun Checks than Alaska

State # of conducted long gun checks
Texas 442,626
Ohio 218,183
Pennsylvania 165,494
Oregon 134,440
Minnesota 124,451

Background Check Laws

Background Check Laws

The state has special laws about background checks and criminal history information and who can obtain it and how it may be used. The rules also specify how offenders may get their records corrected or sealed. For national background checks, the state requires fingerprints, and they contact the FBI to obtain the necessary information. Federal background checks are most often used for licensing and certification. In some cases, The state requires certain agencies or types of business to conduct background checks before hiring. When the safety or care of others comes into play, the use of background checks is mandatory.

Employment Protection

The state has strict laws on who can obtain criminal background information, but they are one of the few states that do not mandate how it can be used by employers doing the hiring process. However, according to federal law, background checks used for employment must observe both The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for discrimination. 

Public Background Check Reports Usage

According to The Fair Credit Reporting Act, when using sites like InfoTracer to obtain a background report, the information cannot legally be used to determine credit, employment, tenant screening or any other eligibility requirements for business or professional use. 

Online Romance Scam Statistics

In 2017, there have been 46 victims of online romance scams in Alaska, resulting in $0.4 million adjusted losses associated with these complaints.

Victims by Age Group

Age Group Count Amount Loss
Under 20 30 26,761
20 - 29 137 71,084
30 - 39 119 103,409
40 - 49 250 157,838
50 - 59 529 422,316
Over 60 147 556,684
InfoTracer does not compile background information for employment purposes and is not a “consumer reporting agency” under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"). The reports InfoTracer provides are not "consumer reports" under the FCRA because they are not used or expected to be used or collected in whole or in part for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing a consumer’s eligibility for personal credit or insurance, employment, housing, a government license or benefit, or for any other permissible purpose under the FCRA.