Hawaii Background Check

Criminal Records, Arrests, Marriages & Divorces, Contact Info, Social Accounts, Photos and Much More!
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How To Get a Hawaii Background Check Report

How To Get a Hawaii Background Check Report

The Criminal Justice Data Center is the agency in charge of background checks for the state. These reports are also referred to as “Police Clearance” or “Police Abstract.” The reports will include adult only criminal conviction information and personal details. The general public can visit one of the five police locations for copies of someone’s criminal history report, or they can use the online Adult Criminal Conviction Information (eCrim) website to access publicly available information. They can also order through the mail. 
Searches cost $30 each and require at least the name and date of birth. They highly recommend the use of social security number data also. Individuals and companies can also order copies through the mail. Searches can be done by name or fingerprints. The cost of a fingerprint search is $35. The report can also be certified for an additional $20. Individuals can get a copy of their own report for $15.

What Does a Background Check Show?

What Does a Background Check Show?

Hawaii background checks show primarily criminal history information along with personal details. General criminal information such as arrests, warrants, convictions, and incarcerations will be included along with personal information such as name, address, aliases, height, weight, race, gender, age and date of birth. Arrests and charges that did not result in a conviction will not be included. Any pending arrests and juvenile records are considered confidential and not supplied to the public.

Purpose and Reasons

Purpose and Reasons

The most common reason for using a HI background check is for employment. They are also used in credit checks, financing, insurance, tenant screening, permits, government jobs, security clearance and licensing. 
There are also public sources for background reports that contain information from various public and private sources. These types of informal reports may be used for finding a long-lost love, checking out a new neighbor or carpool member, obtaining someone’s contact information, before dating a new person or going into business with a new associate. These background check reports will contain:

  • 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

HI Criminal Background Checks

According to the Criminal Justice Center “arrest records which have resulted in convictions (found guilty), or acquittals or dismissals by reason of physical or mental disease, disorder or defect, under Chapter 704, HRS, are considered public record.” They offer three different methods of obtaining criminal information, via the mail, in person or through their Adult Criminal Conviction Information (eCrim) website. All adult criminal information will be included. Generally, arrests, warrants, incarcerations, convictions of felonies and misdemeanor will be included along with personal details like name, address, social security number, and physical description.

Gun Background Check

Anyone who wants to buy a gun in HI must first obtain a permit. During the licensing process, local police will perform a complete background check for eligibility. The police will also consult mental health records as part of the process. The permit to purchase a handgun is only good for ten days and one year for long guns. Anyone who does not pass must be reported to the Attorney General’s office and cannot purchase firearms. Anyone convicted of domestic abuse or with a protective order against them is in illegible to buy a gun in the state. Only 12,742 background checks have been performed in the state.

Gun Checks & Gun-Related Death Rate

On average 14,088 gun checks annually are being conducted through NICS in California.

State Firearms Background Checks Initiated Through the NICS

States With More Handgun Checks than Hawaii

State # of conducted handgun checks
Ohio 277,027
Michigan 123,070
Kentucky 112,323
South Carolina 111,804
West Virginia 75,539

States With More Long Gun Checks than Hawaii

State # of conducted long gun checks
North Carolina 160,388
Oregon 134,440
Minnesota 124,451
New Mexico 54,022
Rhode Island 8,945

Background Check Laws

Background Check Laws

The state provides public access to background check information, so therefore their laws governing use pertain mostly to employment. Their rules on how an employer can use criminal history information is quite strict.

Employment Protection

HI law prevents employers from using a person’s criminal records when hiring them. Basically, they consider arrests and convictions to be the same as gender, race and or disability and prohibits discrimination because of them. This law applies to hiring, firing, compensation and any other conditions of the employment contract. Only after the job offer has been made, may the employer ask about convictions and only if they would affect the person’s ability to perform the job can they rescind the offer. Expunged and 10-year old convictions are off the table. All employers must comply with federal regulations as well when using background checks such as The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Public Background Check Reports Usage

According to The Fair Credit Reporting Act, when using sites like InfoTracer to obtain a background check 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 60 victims of online romance scams in Hawaii, resulting in $0.8 million adjusted losses associated with these complaints.

Victims by Age Group

Age Group Count Amount Loss
Under 20 28 10,398
20 - 29 231 359,418
30 - 39 339 484,113
40 - 49 331 367,811
50 - 59 423 516,090
Over 60 309 994,552

State of Hawaii

State of Hawaii
  • Population: 14.28 million (2017)
  • Area (mi2): 10,932 SQ. MI.
  • GDP (millions of current dollars, 2017): $88,136 Billion
  • College Educated (bach. + masters deg.): 41.30%
  • Capital:Honolulu
  • Median Income: $64,514.00

Government Offices

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