Race Codes

Only those race codes listed in the application drop down box are available for use either on the website or if submitting a request through the mail.

Those race codes are:

A

Asian or Pacific Islander

(a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian sub-continent or the Pacific Islands)

B

Black

(a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa)

I

American Indian or Alaskan Native

(a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Americas and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliations or community recognition)

W

White

(a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa or Middle East)

U

Unknown

Note

Hispanics should be entered with the race code most clearly representing the individual

Criminal history inquiries use the same standard race codes used by criminal justice agencies when submitting criminal history information.  These codes have been standardized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

You may notice that Hispanic is not included in these codes.  The FBI classifies Hispanic as an ethnic indicator, not a race.

If you use a race code of Unknown, make sure you check the race field on the record response you receive.  The accuracy of the response returned depends entirely on the completeness and the accuracy of the information submitted.


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