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Department of Justice
Sexual Offender Program
PO Box 903387
Sacramento, CA, 94203-3870
p (916) 227-4974
f (916) 227-4345
Department of Justice
Records Security Section
PO Box 903417
Sacramento, CA, 94203-4170
p (916) 227-3460
f (916) 227-4815
Dept of Corrections
Corrections & Rehabilitation ID Unit
PO Box 942883
Sacramento, CA, 94283-0001
p (916) 445-7682
f (916) 327-1988
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California's population is skyrocketing and sits at almost 30 million. If you need a criminal background check, you don't want to wait for overworked state agencies to do their job.
California reported 1.2 million crimes last year, with the city of Vernon ranking as the most dangerous place to live in.
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Some individuals need to prove that they have not violated the law and need to request a California criminal records check as a prerequisite for certification or licensing and employment. In this case, an application must be filled out and digital fingerprints must be taken so the individual can be cleared. Detailed instructions are on the State of California Department of Justice website.
The State of California Department of Justice website also has detailed crime statistics on adult and juvenile crimes broken down by county and city as well as overall state statistics. There is also charted data available for juvenile and adult arrest rates, violent crimes, and property crimes.
The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has four websites for different regions of California. Each one has photos and information on the most wanted criminals for violent crimes, crimes against children, fugitives, terrorism, criminal enterprise and missing persons. There are offices based in San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles.
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