Idaho Background Check

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

How To Get a Idaho Background Check Report

the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) is the agency in charge of providing background checks for “Non-law enforcement, non-criminal justice agencies, and individuals.” However according to code 67-3008 (6), "A person or private agency, or public agency, other than the department, shall not disseminate criminal history record information obtained from the department to a person or agency that is not a criminal justice agency or a court without a signed release of the subject of record or unless otherwise provided by law." 
Companies or individuals can request a copy of someone else’s background report, but they must have a signed consent form. Searches can be name-based or fingerprint-based. The cost for a regular background check is $65. They also offer enhanced background checks which review child protective service records in all states for the past five years. 

What Does a Background Check Show?

What Does a Background Check Show?

A formal ID background check will focus on criminal history information, and in some cases go more in-depth to provide information on abuse and child protective service information. Basic details like name, address, aliases, height, weight, age, gender, and race will also be included. Criminal activity such as arrests, warrants, and convictions of both felonies and misdemeanors will show as well. 

Purpose and Reasons

Purpose and Reasons

Some of the purposes of a background check in Idaho are adoption, employment for state-run childcare or adult care facilities, mental health services, medical positions, tenant-screening, licensing, certification, for credit and financing as well as other things.
In addition to official background checks, there are also public record reports available that are pulled from public and private sources that include a lot of helpful information. These can be used for things like finding a long-lost friend, checking out a potential business partner, date or roommate and even to check out your own information. These reports include information such as: 

  • 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

ID Criminal Background Checks

Idaho criminal background checks are provided by the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) via name or fingerprint-based searches. The state requires the government, and employers in charge of the care or safety of others to use background checks when hiring employees. ID provides a walk-in service, or criminal history can be obtained through the mail. Their website has a list of FAQs to help navigate the process.

Gun Background Check

The state is not a point of contact and does not require gun dealers to contact the state for a background information before selling firearms to residents. However, all gun dealers in the state are still subject to the federal Brady Law and must contact the FBI to run a full background record through NICS before selling any guns to someone in the state. Private sales of firearms are not subject to a background check. For 2018, 182,099 background checks have been performed. Sixty-five thousand five hundred thirty-three were for permits, 44,939 for handguns and 55,018 for long guns and rifles.

Gun Checks & Gun-Related Death Rate

On average 207,320 gun checks annually are being conducted through NICS in California.

State Firearms Background Checks Initiated Through the NICS

States With More Handgun Checks than Idaho

State # of conducted handgun checks
Ohio 277,027
Indiana 224,264
Washington 202,826
Oregon 166,211
South Carolina 111,804

States With More Long Gun Checks than Idaho

State # of conducted long gun checks
Colorado 169,293
Washington 145,820
Oklahoma 121,960
Arizona 100,167
Alabama 96,701

Background Check Laws

Background Check Laws

The state law requires that anyone requesting a copy of someone ’s background report, get a consent form from them first. Many industries and job positions require an enhanced background information when applying. Some examples are: 

  • Adoptive Parent Applicants
  • Behavioral Health Community Crisis Centers
  • Behavioral Health Programs
  • Children’s Residential Care Facilities
  • Children’s Therapeutic Outdoor Programs
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)
  • Licensed Foster Care
  • Licensed Day Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Nonhospital, Medically-Monitored Detoxification/Mental Health Diversion Units

Employment Protection

Although the state does not have any specific laws dictating how employers can use background information during the hiring process, the Human Rights Commission has created a guide to help companies comply with federal accuracy and discrimination laws. Employers are also expected to follow federal laws The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when using a background check before hiring someone for a position with the company. 

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 73 victims of online romance scams in Idaho, resulting in $1.5 million adjusted losses associated with these complaints.

Victims by Age Group

Age Group Count Amount Loss
Under 20 36 14,103
20 - 29 131 89,952
30 - 39 173 128,590
40 - 49 155 1,286,008
50 - 59 174 261,008
Over 60 256 4,439,179
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