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Check Sex Offender Registry by Contacting:

Department of Corrections
Sex Offender Registry Program
PO Box 7925
Madison, WI   53707-7925

p (608) 240-5830     f (608) 240-3355

Check Criminal Records by Contacting:

Wisconsin Department of Justice
Crime Information Bureau, Record Check Unit
PO Box 2688
Madison, WI   53701-2688

p (608) 266-5764     f (608) 267-4558

Check Incarceration Records by Contacting:

Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Attn: Records
PO Box 7925
Madison, WI   53707-1921

p (608) 240-3750     f (608) 240-3306

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The Guide to Wisconsin Court Records
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Wisconsin Crime Stats

Wisconsin Criminal Records Statistics

Wisconsin Criminal Records Statistics

Recorded crime total for 2006: 143,885

Number of crimes per capita: 4029.24

Most "dangerous" Wisconsin city: Lake Delton

Crime Threat Level: 2

Other states with a crime threat level of 2:
Idaho - Minnesota - New York - North Dakota - South Dakota

Wisconsin Criminal Activity Breakdown

Wisconsin Criminal Activity Breakdown

Murders: 152
Rapes: 854
Robberies: 5,457
Assaults: 7,747
Property Crime: 96,916

Wisconsin exceeds the national average in:

Free Wisconsin Background Checks and Criminal Records

Wisconsin is known throughout the country as a quiet and peaceful place to live and work. Many people don't realize that crime rates here are climbing, with over 143,000 individual crimes reported in 2006 alone.

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Otherwise, you would have to contact the Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Information Bureau Record Check Unit, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and the Director of State Courts one by one.

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Tips on wisconsin Background Searches

You can request Wisconsin criminal records from the Wisconsin Department of Justice by contacting the Crime Information Bureau. You may be an individual or an employer trying to do a background check for security reasons, and either way, you should not have a difficult time getting what you need, and it won’t cost an arm and a leg.

The Wisconsin Criminal History Background Check page provides links for online records checks and downloadable forms that can be printed and mailed. In the printable forms section, they also provide a detailed guide that demonstrates who to read Wisconsin criminal records and a Background Check Manual.

The Crime Information Bureau also provides links to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services and detailed state by state information regarding how to access criminal records in other areas across the country. Other state information includes fee schedules and the address and phone numbers for the appropriate agency to contact.

Whether you need one criminal history report or several, you will find everything you need on the Wisconsin Crime Information Bureau website, which you can find through the Wisconsin Department of Justice website. This state makes it extremely simple to find what you are looking for.