The information included in a criminal record may vary between countries and even between jurisdictions within a country. In most cases it lists all non-expunged criminal offences and may also include traffic offences such as speeding and drunk-driving. In some countries the record is limited to actual convictions (where the individual has pleaded guilty or been declared guilty by a qualified court) while in others it also includes arrests, charges dismissed, charges pending and even charges of which the individual has been acquitted.
Data derived from searches at local courts and from in-country credit sources. The report may include civil cases (usually non-family court related, unless present), bankruptcy, liens and judgments.