Indiana Background Check

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

How To Get a Indiana Background Check Report

Indiana considers background checks and criminal history information confidential. Therefore, they do not allow public access to someone’s background information. However, the state does allow individuals to get a copy of their own background check for purposes of licensing, employment or certification. The individual must pay the fee of $36.95. Background checks are processed through fingerprints unless there is a problem with those, then a name search can be used but might delay the results for up to six weeks. Generally, results are returned between 72-96 hours after submission. Out-of-state requests may take up to 10 days. The state also offers limited criminal histories for anyone below the age of 18. 

What Does a Background Check Show?

What Does a Background Check Show?

Indiana background checks will not show juvenile records of any type. They will focus primarily on criminal history information and personal details. According to the State Police, a limited criminal history report will contain “Any Misdemeanor & Felony arrests that are less than one year old, and any Misdemeanor & Felony arrests over one-year-old that have rendered a disposition from the courts. Record results identify the accused, summarizes names, aliases, arrest dates, charges, and dispositions. “

Purpose and Reasons

Purpose and Reasons

There are many reasons for an IN background check to be performed. The most common is for licensure of the following types of positions:  acupuncture, therapist, addiction counselor, mental health counselor, associate advanced practice nurse, nurse midwife, anesthesiologist, ssistant occupational therapist , appraiser, optometrist, audiologist , osteopathic physician, social worker, pharmacist, residential appraiser, chiropractor, physical therapist, dental hygienist podiatrist, dentist, private investigator, registered veterinary technician, security guard, speech pathologist etc. 

There are also public background reports that individuals and companies can use for more informal purposes like looking up address and contact information, researching someone’s background before buying something from them, dating them, or going into business with them. Vetting a new roommate is also a reason to use these types of reports. Some of the information contained within them will be: 

  • 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

IN Criminal Background Checks

The state prohibits personal use of criminal background checks. The state does require them for many types of licensing, certification and employment within state-run facilities, however. Anyone applying for a license in a medical field, child or adult care services, real estate, property management or the legal field will be required to submit to a full background check as part of the process.

Gun Background Check

Even though IN is not a point of contact for NICS, they do require all gun dealers to contact the FBI for a background check before selling firearms to buyers. In doing so, they are also complying with federal law. The state has no laws requiring private sellers to conduct a background check before selling or transferring ownership of guns within the state. There have been 830,357 background checks performed during 2018. Two hundred forty-nine thousand one hundred twenty-seven were for handguns, 156,718 were for long guns, and 389,171 were for permits.

Gun Checks & Gun-Related Death Rate

On average 896,148 gun checks annually are being conducted through NICS in California.

State Firearms Background Checks Initiated Through the NICS

States With More Handgun Checks than Indiana

State # of conducted handgun checks
Pennsylvania 534,653
Texas 523,406
Tennessee 290,067
Illinois 259,554
Missouri 224,305

States With More Long Gun Checks than Indiana

State # of conducted long gun checks
Texas 442,626
California 395,145
Tennessee 192,522
Virginia 192,279
Pennsylvania 165,494

Background Check Laws

Background Check Laws

Most of the laws pertaining to background checks in Indiana are in regard to employment. They do not permit anyone to request a personal copy of someone’s background check for uses other than what they deem legally allowable. 

Employment Protection

According to the state law, applicants who have a criminal record that has been sealed or expunged do not have to disclose that to employers. They do not have to check the box saying they have a criminal history. Additionally, employers cannot ask job candidates if they have sealed or expunged records. Other than that, IN does not limit how an employer can use a background check during the screening process. Employers in the state are, however, subject to two federal laws governing how they can use background checks when hiring employees. The laws are 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 247 victims of online romance scams in Indiana, resulting in $2.8 million adjusted losses associated with these complaints.

Victims by Age Group

Age Group Count Amount Loss
Under 20 146 66,880
20 - 29 533 572,912
30 - 39 741 555,228
40 - 49 565 2,430,822
50 - 59 623 3,064,755
Over 60 663 3,259,811

State of Indiana

State of Indiana
  • Population: 66.67 million (2017)
  • Area (mi2): 36,420 SQ. MI.
  • GDP (millions of current dollars, 2017): $359,122 Billion
  • College Educated (bach. + masters deg.): 32.80%
  • Capital:Indianapolis
  • Median Income: $51,983.00

Government Offices

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