Featured Publications 

A study of Active shooter

Forensic services

National gang report 2015

Publication that provides an overview of the FBI.

Most Requested Services 

Crime Statistics

Annual Uniform Crime Reporting statistical publications from data provided by thousands of law enforcement agencies across the United States.

Identity History Summary Checks

Information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service.

Criminal Justice Information Services

The world’s largest repository of criminal fingerprints, other biometrics, and history records for use by investigators, law enforcement officers,and other criminal justice professionals.

FBI Laboratory Services

Providing forensic exams, technical support, expert witness testimony, and advanced training to Bureau personnel and partners around the globe.

Name Checks

Background information from FBI files for government employment or appointment, security clearances, attendance at a White House function, issuance of immigration benefits, naturalization, or a visa to visit the United States.

Security Clearances for Law Enforcement

State and local officials with an established "need to know" regarding classified information that would or could affect their area of jurisdiction must apply for a security clearance through their local FBI office.

Sex Offender Registry

Search the latest information from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and numerous Indian tribes for the identity and location of known sex offenders.

Training

The FBI Academy is dedicated to being the world’s premier law enforcement learning and research center and an advocate for law enforcement’s best practices worldwide.

Most Requested Forms 

Bioterrorism Security Risk Assessments

Forms and instructions for Bioterrorism Risk Assessments.

National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms or explosives.

Standard Fingerprint Form (FD-258)

The FD-258 is the Applicant Fingerprint Card (white card with black ink) most often used by law enforcement, government agencies, and banking institutions.

Fingerprint Card Orders

Information on ordering fingerprint cards and training aids.

Freedom of Information Act Requests 

How to find FBI records already released and how to request unreleased records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or the Privacy Act.

Submit a Tip

Report violations of U.S. federal law or suspected terrorism or criminal activity.