Oregon Employment Background Check Information and Oregon (OR) Criminal Data

Oregon Employment Background CheckDid you know that in 1859 Oregon became the 33rd U.S. State? The Oregon Territory was created 11 years prior, in 1848. This week we are discussing Oregon employment background check information, OR crime data, and other general Oregon state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!

About Oregon*

Oregon Population and Age Distribution. Oregon’s estimated population was 3.9 million. The median age was 38.9 years. 22% of the population was under the age of 18, and 15% was 65 years and over.

Median Household Income. The median income of households was $49,161. The total number of households was 1,516,957 with an average of 2.51 people.

Oregon Employment and Unemployment Rate. 55.4% of the Oregon population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 39th in the nation. The Oregon unemployment rate is 11.0% which was ranked 8th in the country.

Types of OregonEmployers. The types of employers in Oregon were as follows: 138,131 (7.9%) were self-employed, 239,990 (13.8%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,357,949 (78.1%) were employed by the private sector.

Top Five Oregon Industries. The top five industries by percent in Oregon were: Educational Services and Health Care (23.3%), Retail (12%), Manufacturing (11.5%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (10.7%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (10%).

Oregon Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Oregon’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (36.1%), Sales and Office (23.9%), Service (19.2%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (12.1%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (8.7%).

Oregon Health Insurance Coverage. 85% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (15% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 66% had private coverage and 32% had public coverage.

Disability. 14% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Oregon reported a disability. The Oregon disability claim rate was ranked 14th in the country.

For a list of Oregon counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.

Oregon Crime Data*

Total Violent Crimes. Oregon had 9,653 total violent crimes (which ranked 34th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.25% (which ranked it 41st among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 92 were murders, 1,140 were forcible rapes, 2,413 were robberies, and 6,008 were aggravated assaults.

Property Crime. Oregon had 125,723 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 21,901 were burglaries, 93,619 were larceny/thefts, and 10,203 were motor vehicle thefts.

Law Enforcement. Oregon had the 44th most law enforcement employees per population. Oregon ranked 50th in the nation for the most police officers per population.

For more Oregon crime information, please see the Oregon.gov Criminal History Record Checks website of the Oregon Public Records Unit.

Oregon Employment Background Check Products

InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Oregon employment background check products: an Oregon county criminal background check and an Oregon state criminal background check.

The Oregon state criminal background check includes an Oregon Judicial Information Network Criminal Data, Oregon corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Oregon as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from felony and gross misdemeanor conviction records. The Oregon state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Oregon criminal background check webpage.

The Oregon county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Circuit, Justice, and County courts. The Oregon county criminal check results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.

Other Oregon employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).

*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Oregon” data is from 2011. “Oregon Crime Data” data is from 2012.

Oklahoma Employment Background Check Information and Oklahoma Criminal Data

Oklahoma Employment Background CheckDid you know in 1907 Oklahoma became the 46th state to join the U.S.A? In 1803 the area which is now the State of Oklahoma was part of the Louisiana Purchase from the French and was comprised of the Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory. This week we are discussing Oklahoma employment background check information, OK crime data, and other general Oklahoma state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!

About Oklahoma*

Oklahoma Population and Age Distribution. Oklahoma’s estimated population was 3.8 million. The median age was 36.3 years. 25% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.

Median Household Income. The median income of households was $44,312. The total number of households was 1,446,667 with an average of 2.56 people.

Oklahoma Employment and Unemployment Rate. 57.0% of the Oklahoma population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 34th in the nation. The Oklahoma unemployment rate is 6.8% which was ranked 41st in the country.

Types of Oklahoma Employers. The types of employers in Oklahoma were as follows: 109,758 (6.5%) were self-employed, 291,171 (17.2%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,290,359 (76.1%) were employed by the private sector.

Top Five Oklahoma Industries. The top five industries by percent in Oklahoma were: Educational Services and Health Care (22.8%), Retail (11.4%), Manufacturing (9.7%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.1%), and Professional/Administrative/Scientific (8.2%).

Oklahoma Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Oklahoma’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (32.3%), Sales and Office (24.5%), Service (18.2%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (13.1%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (11.9%).

Oklahoma Health Insurance Coverage. 82% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (18% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 61% had private coverage and 32% had public coverage.

Disability. 15% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Oklahoma reported a disability. The Oklahoma disability claim rate was ranked 8th in the country.

For a list of Oklahoma counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.

Oklahoma Crime Data*

Total Violent Crimes. Oklahoma had 17,902 total violent crimes (which ranked 22nd in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.47% (which ranked it 11th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 216 were murders, 1,588 were forcible rapes, 3,231 were robberies, and 12,867 were aggravated assaults.

Property Crime. Oklahoma had 129,743 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 35,731 were burglaries, 82,448 were larceny/thefts, and 11,564 were motor vehicle thefts.

Law Enforcement. Oklahoma had the 24th most law enforcement employees per population. Oklahoma ranked 30th in the nation for the most police officers per population.

For more Oklahoma crime information, please see the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) State Fingerprint Search website.

Oklahoma Employment Background Check Products

InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Oklahoma employment background check products: an Oklahoma county criminal background check and an Oklahoma state criminal background check.

The Oklahoma state criminal background check includes an Oklahoma county court data, Oklahoma corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Oklahoma as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls felony and misdemeanor conviction records. The Oklahoma state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Oklahoma criminal background check webpage.

The Oklahoma county criminal background check will return felony convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the District courts. The Oklahoma county criminal check results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.

Other Oklahoma employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).

*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Oklahoma” data is from 2011. “Oklahoma Crime Data” data is from 2012.

Ohio Employment Background Check Information and Ohio (OH) Criminal Data

Ohio Employment Background CheckDid you know that the nickname “Buckeye State” comes from the name of the Ohio buckeye tree? This week we are discussing Ohio employment background check information, OH crime data, and other general Ohio state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!

About Ohio*

Ohio Population and Age Distribution. Ohio’s estimated population was 11.5 million. The median age was 39.3 years. 23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 15% was 65 years and over.

Median Household Income. The median income of households was $46,829. The total number of households was 4,554,672 with an average of 2.47 people.

Ohio Employment and Unemployment Rate. 57.5% of the Ohio population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 32nd in the nation. The Ohio unemployment rate is 9.1% which was ranked 21st in the country.

Types of Ohio Employers. The types of employers in Ohio were as follows: 267,645 (5.1%) were self-employed, 678,818 (12.8%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 4,331,109 (81.9%) were employed by the private sector.

Top Five Ohio Industries. The top five industries by percent in Ohio were: Educational Services and Health Care (24.1%), Manufacturing (15.4%), Retail (11.6%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (9.4%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9%).

Ohio Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Ohio’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (34%), Sales and Office (24.5%), Service (18%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (15.8%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (7.8%).

Ohio Health Insurance Coverage. 89% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (12% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 69% had private coverage and 32% had public coverage.

Disability. 14% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Ohio reported a disability. The Ohio disability claim rate was ranked 15th in the country.

For a list of Ohio counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.

Ohio Crime Data*

Total Violent Crimes. Ohio had 34,595 total violent crimes (which ranked 10th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.30% (which ranked it 30th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 495 were murders, 3,658 were forcible rapes, 15,235 were robberies, and 15,207 were aggravated assaults.

Property Crime. Ohio had 359,883 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 103,421 were burglaries, 236,950 were larceny/thefts, and 19,512 were motor vehicle thefts.

Law Enforcement. Ohio had the 43rd most law enforcement employees per population. Ohio ranked 33rd in the nation for the most police officers per population.

For more Ohio crime information, please see the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation (BCI&I).

Ohio Employment Background Check Products

InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Ohio employment background check products: an Ohio county criminal background check and an Ohio state criminal background check.

The Ohio state criminal background check includes an Ohio Common Pleas court criminal check, Ohio corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Ohio as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from felony and gross misdemeanor conviction records. The Ohio state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Ohio criminal background check webpage.

The Ohio county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Common Pleas courts and Municipal courts. The Ohio county criminal check results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.

Other Ohio employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).

*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Ohio” data is from 2011. “Ohio Crime Data” data is from 2012.

Taxpayers Exposed To Risk Due To Lack Of IRS Background Checks

An internal federal investigation found that the IRS failed to conduct or to complete IRS background checks on at least 17 contractors who were hired to process sensitive and private taxpayer information. The failure to conduct or complete these background investigations violated IRS procedures, which require IRS background checks whenever contractors have access to what is called SBU — Sensitive But Unclassified — taxpayer information.

IRS Background ChecksThe audit of the IRS background checks procedures was conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, a government watchdog that provides independent oversight of IRS activities. The purpose of the Inspector General’s investigation and report were to find out how effective the IRS had been at ensuring that the required background investigations of contractors were carried out.

The investigation showed that the IRS had failed to ensure that the policies were properly carried out in the identified cases. The Inspector General made several recommendations to the IRS, including that the IRS provide better training to staff on security requirements when dealing with contractors.

The amount of information that may have been comprised due to the IRS’ failure to adequately investigate was huge. It included a CD containing the names, addresses, and social security numbers of 1.4 million taxpayers, which was handed to contractors who had not undergone the required background checks. With that information, someone with the intent to commit identity theft or other crimes could do an enormous amount of damage. Failing to conduct IRS background checks in such a situation violates not only government procedures, but also common sense.

Identity theft is an increasing problem. According to the AP and Yahoo News, the number of criminals who tried to file tax returns using stolen social security numbers in order to claim someone else’s refund has gone up sharply in recent years. A couple of years ago, in fact, the IRS paid out $4 billion in refunds to people who were later found to have fake identities, and it discovered an additional $12 billion in attempted fraud attempts that did not succeed.

Also in recent years, there have been several high-profile incidents involving government contractors who misused the information they had been given while performing the contracted work. This underscores the need for a consistently applied policy of background checks for all workers who will be handling sensitive data.

North Dakota Employment Background Check Information and ND Criminal Data

North Dakota Employment Background CheckDid you know North Dakota is the fastest growing U.S. state by Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? This week we are discussing North Dakota employment background check information, North Dakota crime data, and other general ND state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!

About North Dakota*

North Dakota Population and Age Distribution. North Dakota’s estimated population was 0.7 million. The median age was 36.2 years. 22% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.

Median Household Income. The median income of households was $53,585. The total number of households was 290,944 with an average of 2.32 people.

North Dakota Employment and Unemployment Rate. 67.6% of the North Dakota population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 1 st in the nation. The North Dakota unemployment rate is 3.3% which was ranked 51st in the country.

Types of Employers. The types of employers in North Dakota were as follows: 31,839 (8.4%) were self-employed, 64,869 (17.1%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 281,090 (74.2%) were employed by the private sector.

Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in North Dakota were: Educational Services and Health Care (24.6%), Retail (13.1%), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing/Hunting, and Mining (9.3%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (7.7%), and Construction (7.1%).

North Dakota Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in North Dakota’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (34.2%), Sales and Office (23.2%), Service (17.2%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (13.4%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (12%).

North Dakota Health Insurance Coverage. 90% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (10% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 80% had private coverage and 23% had public coverage.

Disability. 11% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of North Dakota reported a disability. The North Dakota disability claim rate was ranked 45th in the country.

For a list of North Dakota counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.

North Dakota Crime Data*

Total Violent Crimes. North Dakota had 1,712 total violent crimes (which ranked 49th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.24% (which ranked it 42nd among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 28 were murders, 272 were forcible rapes, 131 were robberies, and 1,281 were aggravated assaults.

Property Crime. North Dakota had 14,063 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 2,377 were burglaries, 10,535 were larceny/thefts, and 1,151 were motor vehicle thefts.

Law Enforcement. North Dakota had the 35th most law enforcement employees per population. North Dakota ranked 31st in the nation for the most police officers per population.

For more North Dakota crime information, please see the North Dakota State Court website.

North Dakota Employment Background Check Products

InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two North Dakota employment background check products: a North Dakota county criminal background check and a North Dakota state criminal background check.

The North Dakota state criminal background check includes a North Dakota corrections background check, North Dakota Administrator of Courts (ND AOC), a sex offender record search of North Dakota as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records of currently incarcerated inmates. The North Dakota state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our North Dakota criminal background check webpage.

The North Dakota county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments from the District Courts over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.

Other North Dakota employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).

*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About North Dakota” data is from 2011. “North Dakota Crime Data” data is from 2012.

North Carolina Employment Background Check Information and NC Criminal Data

North Carolina Employment Background CheckDid you know that until 1729 North Carolina and South Carolina were one territory known as the Province of Carolina? This week we are discussing North Carolina employment background check information, North Carolina crime data, and other general state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!

About North Carolina*

North Carolina Population and Age Distribution. The estimated North Carolina population was 9.8 million. The median age was 37.8 years. 23% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.

Median Household Income. The median income of households was $45,150. The total number of households was 3,731,325 with an average of 2.55 people.

North Carolina Employment and Unemployment Rate. 55.3% of the North Carolina population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 40th in the nation. The North Carolina unemployment rate is 10.8% which was ranked 9th in the country.

Types of Employers. The types of employers in North Carolina were as follows: 253,999 (6%) were self-employed, 634,163 (14.9%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 3,373,485 (79%) were employed by the private sector.

Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in North Carolina were: Educational Services and Health Care (23.7%), Manufacturing (12.5%), Retail (11.8%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (9.9%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.6%).

North Carolina Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in North Carolina’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (35.6%), Sales and Office (23.5%), Service (18%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (13.2%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (9.7%).

North Carolina Health Insurance Coverage. 83% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (17% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 63% had private coverage and 32% had public coverage.

Disability. 13% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of North Carolina reported a disability. The North Carolina disability claim rate was ranked 18th in the country.

For a list of North Carolina counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.

North Carolina Crime Data*

Total Violent Crimes. North Carolina had 34,464 total violent crimes (which ranked 11th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.35% (which ranked it 24th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 479 were murders, 1,984 were forcible rapes, 9,392 were robberies, and 22,609 were aggravated assaults.

Property Crime. North Carolina had 328,594 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 99,323 were burglaries, 213,151 were larceny/thefts, and 16,120 were motor vehicle thefts.

Law Enforcement. North Carolina had the 17th most law enforcement employees per population. North Carolina ranked 17th in the nation for the most police officers per population.

For more North Carolina crime information, please see the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NC DPS).

North Carolina Employment Background Check Products

InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two North Carolina employment background check products: a North Carolina county criminal background check and a North Carolina state criminal background check.

The North Carolina state criminal background check includes a North Carolina corrections background check, NC Administrator of Courts (NC AOC), a sex offender record search of North Carolina as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls historical and current felony and gross misdemeanor conviction records. The North Carolina state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our North Carolina criminal background check webpage.

The North Carolina county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments from the NC Superior Courts and NC District Courts over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.

Other North Carolina employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).

*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About North Carolina” data is from 2011. “North Carolina Crime Data” data is from 2012.