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ICHAT Criminal History Record Search Response

Explanation of Data

The record begins with a repeat of the data that the person doing the search entered into the system. This is useful to compare to assure that a typographical error did not occur that could affect the search results.

The record has a date and time stamp included because criminal history record database is continuously updated with new information.

Michigan Criminal History Record (CHR) Information: This means that if information is on the CHR system, and it is legally possible to release it, it is provided.

SID: State Identification Number. A SID is attached to each set of fingerprints and corresponding personal data stored on the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). The SID is unique to an individual, regardless of how many times that person has been arrested.

Below are the personal identifiers of the individual who belongs to the CHR. Please compare this information to the information of the person you are searching.

  • NAM: Name. It appears in the following order: last name, first name, middle name. RAC: Race of the individual.
  • SEX: Sex of the individual.
  • DOB: Date of Birth. It appears in the following order: month, day, year.
  • HGT: Height of the individual.
  • WGT: Approximate weight of the individual.
  • HAI: Hair color of the individual.
  • EYE: Eye color of the individual.
  • POB: Place of Birth (if available)
  • DLN: Drivers’ License Number provided at arrest (if available)
  • MNU: Miscellaneous Number (if available) - Examples of miscellaneous numbers are Michigan Identification Card number, Passport number, Military Identification number, etc.
  • PRN: Prison Number (if available). Only available if the individual has been sentenced to prison.
  • CIZ: Citizenship, unverified, and as indicated by the individual (if available).
  • SSN: Social Security Number (if available). To protect privacy, the SSN is only returned with the response when it matched what was provided by the requester. This is an unverified number on the database and many records have numerous social security numbers attached.
  • AFIS PRINTS AVAILABLE: All records have a set of corresponding fingerprints linked to the personal data shown.
  • PALM PRINTS AVAILABLE: Some law enforcement agencies also take prints of the arrestee’s palm area of the hand and send them to CJIC as well. These are useful in solving crimes where latent prints are left.
  • PHOTO AVAILABLE: CJIC recently developed a statewide mug shot storage system and many law enforcement agencies are sending in digital mug shots at the same time as fingerprints. If a mug shot is available it is indicated here. The mug photo is not currently available through ICHAT.
  • SCAR/MARK/TATTOO: Scars tattoos, and other identifiers can be described here through a series of codes: Crip = crippled; SC = scar; TAT = Tattoo; R = right; LF = left; FT = foot, etc.
  • ALIAS INFORMATION: This provides space for the law enforcement agency to add information such as the various names, dates of birth and drivers license numbers the person is known to have used. ICHAT searches against the alias information.
  • ADDITIONAL IDENTIFIERS AND COMMENTS: Free text field used by law enforcement to add information regarding the individual or the record.

An incident on the “Rap Sheet” consists of a summary area and three segments:

  1. The summary lists:
    • CRIMINAL TRACKING NUMBER: This is the number used by all three agencies listed below to ensure the information for the present case is linked to the same person.
    • TCN/OCA: Transaction Control Number and Incident Number from arresting agency.
    • INCIDENT DATE: This is the date the actual incident took place.
  1. The ARREST SEGMENT is the first block area shown on the left. This data is entered by the arresting agency:
    • DATE: The date the person was arrested and booked.
    • MIxxx: This is the identifying number of the agency that arrested the individual.
    • Next is the name of the law enforcement agency that arrested the individual.
    • OCA: The arresting agency’s case or incident number for the arrest. If more information is desired on this individual, this case number must be given to the identified law enforcement agency.
    • The last item is a translation of the law under which the arresting agency arrested and booked the person.
    • DISP: Gives the status of this incident, either will be Warrant Requested or Charged by Prosecutor.
  1. The CHARGE SEGMENT is the middle block. The data is entered by the prosecutor of the county in which the individual was charged:
    • DATE: The date the prosecutor issued the charge.
    • MIxxx: This is the identifying number of the prosecutor that issued the charge.
    • Next is the name of the county of the prosecutor that charged the individual. There is only one prosecutor per county and all charges would come through the county of jurisdiction.
    • The last item is a translation of the law under which the prosecutor charged the person. Note: This could be different than the reason the law enforcement agency arrested the person.
  1. The JUDICIAL SEGMENT is third block shown on the right. This gives the court disposition data and is entered by the court of jurisdiction that decided the case:
    • DATE: Date of final court disposition.
    • MIxxx: This is the identifying number of the court of jurisdiction.
    • Next is the name of the court of jurisdiction.
    • CFN: Court File Number.
    • Next is a listing of each crime under which the court convicted the individual, called counts, 1, 2 and so on. Included is the MCL (Michigan Compiled Law) citation which gives the exact place in the law describing that type of crime. A description of the compiled laws can be found on the Michigan legislature web site. In most records it also lists whether it is a felony or misdemeanor. Some older records do not distinguish. In that case the court would need to be contacted for a determination.
    • DISP is the court disposition of the case for the count listed above it. Dispositions could be the following:
      • Found guilty
      • Pled Guilty
      • Pled No Contest
    • SENT/REMARKS: Comments from the court that indicates confinement, probation and fines. Some examples are:
      • CONF-30D: Confined for 30 days.
      • PROB-12Mth: Probation for 12 months
      • F/C/R $300: Individual had to pay a fine cost and/or restitution of $300.
      • Ordinance means the person violated a local ordinance.

Please also read the other information available on the ICHAT web site regarding the limitations of the Criminal History Record. It is important to remember that the State Police Criminal Justice Information Center does not have additional information on any of these three segments. The specific agency must be contacted.

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