A Statewide Comprehensive Criminal Search is the most comprehensive criminal report available for a particular state. Typically, this report comes directly from a state maintained repository system. This means that an agency has been set up in a state to collect and maintain criminal history records on individuals arrested in that state. The agency then sells this information for a fee.Statewide Comprehensive Criminal Reports are considered to be the most accurate report available on the statewide level because the records are maintained by a state agency, not a private company.
These reports have a benefit over ordering County Level Criminal Searches in that they cover the whole state, not just one county. This helps to prevent missing criminal information in a nearby county that you may have otherwise not checked because the person never lived in that county. Covering more area for less cost helps to make this a more economical choice for those looking for an accurate report from a state agency.