This is a search of the federal district courts for any criminal charges that fall under federal jurisdiction. Crimes reported in a federal criminal record search include only those offenses that are federally prosecuted (violations of federal law as enforced by the FBI, DEA, ATF, and other government agencies) as opposed to local and state law.

In total there are 94 federal districts. Federal violations will not appear in either a county or statewide criminal check, and offenses can include kidnapping, drug trafficking, interstate transportation of stolen goods, bank robbery, and embezzlement.