FBI Central Records System Classification Codes

These numbers correspond to the first three numbers of any FBI file and are used to designate the type of investigation the FBI has undertaken. Thus, an FBI file that began with the number 007 would indicate that the file was created as part of a Kidnapping investigation.

1 National Academy Matters

2 Neutrality Matter

3 Destruction or Overthrow of the Government

4 National Firearms Act

5 Income Tax

6 Interstate Transportation of Strikebreakers

7 Kidnapping

8 Migratory Bird Act

9 Extortion Matters

10 Red Cross Act

11 Tax (other than income)

12 Narcotics

13 National Defense Act; Prostitution; Selling Whiskey Within Army Camps, 1920

only (obsolete)

14 Sedition

15 Theft from Interstate Shipment

16 Consolidated into Classification 69

17 Fraud Against the Government - Veterans Administration

18 May Act

19 Censorship Matters

20 Federal Grain Standards Act, 1920 only (obsolete)

21 Food and Drugs

22 National Motor Vehicle Traffic Act, 1922-27 (obsolete)

23 Prohibition

24 Profiteering, 1920-24 (obsolete)

25 Selective Service Act

26 Interstate Transportation of Stolen Motor Vehicles and Stolen Aircraft

27 Patent Matter

28 Copyright Matters

29 Bank Fraud and Embezzlement

30 Interstate Quarantine Law (obsolete)

31 White Slave Traffic Act

32 Fingerprint Matters

33 Uniform Crime Reporting

34 Violation of Lacy Act, 1922-43 (obsolete)

35 Civil Service

36 Mail Fraud

37 False Claim Against the Government, 1922-29 (obsolete)

38 Application for Pardon to Restore Civil Rights, 1921-35 (obsolete)

39 Falsely Claiming Citizenship (obsolete)

40 Passport and Visa Matters

41 Explosives (obsolete)

42 Deserter

43 Illegal Wearing of Uniform

44 Civil Rights

45 Crime on the High Seas

46 Fraud Against the Government

47 Impersonation

48 Postal Violations (except Mail Fraud)

49 National Bankruptcy Act

50 Involuntary Servitude and Slavery

51 Jury Panel Investigation

52 Theft or Destruction of Government Property

53 Excess Profits on Wool, 1918 (obsolete)

54 Customs Laws and Smuggling

55 Counterfeiting

56 Election Laws

57 War Labor Dispute Act (obsolete)

58 Bribery; Conflict of Interest

59 World War Adjusted Compensation Act, 1924-44 (obsolete)

60 Anti-Trust

61 Treason

62 Miscellaneous-Non-subversive

64 Foreign Miscellaneous

65 Espionage

66 Administrative Matters

67 Personnel Matters

68 Alaskan Matters (obsolete)

69 Contempt of Court

70 Crime on Government Reservation

71 Bills of Lading Act

72 Obstruction of Criminal Investigations

73 Application for Pardon

74 Perjury

75 Bondsmen and Sureties

76 Escaped Federal Prisoner

77 Applicants (Special Inquiry, Departmental, Other Gov't Agencies)

78 Illegal use of Government Transportation Requests

79 Missing Persons

80 Laboratory Research Matters, Headquarters

81 Gold Hoarding, 1933-45 (obsolete)

82 War Risk Insurance (obsolete)

83 Claims court

84 Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act (obsolete)

85 Home Owners Loan Corporation (obsolete)

86 Fraud Against the Government - Small Business Administration

87 Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property

88 Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution

89 Assaulting or Killing a Federal Officer

90 Irregularities in Federal Penal Institutions

91 Bank Robbery

92 Racketeering Enterprise Investigations

93 Ascertaining Financial Ability

94 Research Matters

95 Laboratory Examinations

96 Alien Applicants (obsolete)

97 Foreign Agents Registration Act

98 Sabotage

99 Plant Survey (obsolete)

100 Domestic Security

101 Hatch Act (obsolete)

102 Voorhis Act

103 Interstate Transportation of Stolen Cattle

104 Servicemen's Dependents Allowance Act of 1942 (obsolete)

105 Foreign Counterintelligence

106 Alien Enemy Control

107 Denaturalization Proceedings (obsolete)

108 Foreign Travel Control (obsolete)

109 Foreign Political Matters

110 Foreign Economic Matters

111 Foreign Social Conditions

112 Foreign Funds

113 Foreign Military and Naval Matters

114 Alien Property Custodian Matter (obsolete)

115 Bond Default

116 Department of Energy, Applicant

117 Atomic Energy Act

118 Applicant, Central Intelligence Agency (obsolete)

119 Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act

120 Federal Tort Claims Act

121 Loyalty of Government Employees (obsolete)

122 Labor Management Relations Act

123 Special Inquiry, State Department, Voice of America (obsolete)

124 European Recovery Program (obsolete)

125 Railway Labor Act

126 National Security Resources Board (obsolete)

127 Sensitive Positions in the United States Government (obsolete)

128 International Development Program (obsolete)

129 Evacuation Claims (obsolete)

130 Special Inquiry, Armed Forces Security Act (obsolete)

131 Admiralty Matter

132 Special Inquiry, Office of Defense Mobilization (obsolete)

133 National Science Foundation Act Applicant (obsolete)

134 Foreign Counterintelligence Assets

135 PROSAB - Protection of Strategic Air Command Bases of the US Air Force

(obsolete)

136 American Legion Contacts (obsolete)

137 Informants

138 Loyalty of Employees of International Organizations

139 Interception of Communications

140 Security of Government Employees

141 False Entries in Records of Interstate Carriers

142 Illegal Use of Railroad Pass

143 Interstate Transportation of Gambling Devices

144 Interstate Transportation of Lottery Tickets

145 Interstate Transportation of Obscene Matter

146 Interstate Transportation of Prison Made Goods

147 Fraud Against the Government-Department of Housing and Urban

Development

148 Interstate Transportation of Fireworks

149 Destruction of Aircraft or Motor Vehicles

150 Harboring of Federal Fugitives, Statistics (obsolete)

151 Referral Cases from Office of Personnel Management, Applicant Loyalty

152 Switchblade Knife Act

153 Automobile Information Disclosure Unit

154 Interstate Transportation of Unsafe Refrigerators

155 National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958

156 Employee Retirement Income Security Act

157 Civil Unrest

158 Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (obsolete)

159 Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959

160 Federal Train Wreck Statute

161 Special Inquiries for White House, Congressional Committees, and Other

Government Agencies

162 Interstate Gambling Activities

163 Foreign Police Cooperation

164 Crime Aboard Aircraft

165 Interstate Transmission of Wagering Information

166 Interstate Transportation in Aid of Racketeering

167 Destruction of Interstate Property

168 Interstate Transportation of Wagering Paraphernalia

169 Hydraulic Brake Fluid Act (obsolete)

170 Extremist Informants (obsolete)

171 Motor Vehicle Seat Belt Act (obsolete)

172 Sports Bribery

173 Civil Rights Act of 1964

174 Explosives and Incendiary Devices

175 Assaulting, Kidnapping or Killing the President

176 Antiriot Laws

177 Discrimination in Housing

178 Interstate Obscene or Harassing Telephone Calls

179 Extortionate Credit Transactions

180 Desecrationof the Flag

181 Consumer Credit Protection Act

182 Illegal Gambling Business

183 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations

184 Police Killings

185 Protection of Foreign Officials and Official Guests

186 Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act of 1974

187 Privacy Act of 1974

188 Crime Resistance

189 Equal Credit Opportunity Act

190 Freedom of Information / Privacy Acts

191 False Identity Matter (obsolete)

192 Hobbs Act - Financial Institutions; Commercial Institutions

193 Hobbs Act - Commercial Institutions (obsolete)

194 Hobbs Act - Corruption of Public Officials

195 Hobbs Act - Labor Related

196 Fraud by Wire

197 Civil Actions or Claims Against the Government

198 Crime on Indian Reservations

199 Foreign Counterintelligence - Terrorism

200 Foreign Counterintelligence Matters

201 Foreign Counterintelligence Matters

202 Foreign Counterintelligence Matters

203 Foreign Counterintelligence Matters

205 Foreign Revenue Sharing

205 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977

206 Fraud Against the Government

207 Fraud Against the Government

208 Fraud Against the Government

209 Fraud Against the Government

210 Fraud Against the Government

211 Ethics in Government Act of 1978

212 Foreign Counterintelligence - Intelligence Community Support

213 Fraud Against the Government

214 Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act

215-229 Foreign Counterintelligence Matters

230-240 FBI Training Matters

241 DEA Applicant Investigations

242 Automation Matters

243 Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982

244 Hostage Rescue Team

245 Drug Investigative Task Force

246-248 Foreign Counterintelligence Matters

249 Toxic Waste Matters

250 Tampering with Consumer Products

251 Controlled Substances

252 National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime/Violent Criminal Apprehension

Program - NCAVC/VI-CAP

253 Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Identification Documents

254 Destruction of Energy Facilities

255 Counterfeiting of State and Corporate Securities

256 Hostage Taking - Terrorism

257 Trademark Counterfeiting Act of 1984258 Credit and/or Debit Card Fraud

259 Security Clearance Investigations Program

260 Industrial Security Program

261 Security Office Matters

262 Overseas Homicide - Attempted Homicide

263 OPR - Office of Professional Responsibility Matters

264 Computer Fraud and Abuse

265 Acts of Terrorism in the United States - International Terrorists

266 Acts of Terrorism in the United States - Domestic Terrorists

267 Drug-Related Homicide. Title 21, U.S. Code, Section 848(e).

268 Engineering Technical Matters--FCI.

269 Engineering Technical Matters--Non-FCI.

270 Cooperative Witnesses.

271 Foreign Counterintelligence Matters. Attorney General Guidelines

on Foreign Counterintelligence. Executive Order 11905.

272 Money Laundering. Title 18, U.S. Code, Sections 1956 and 1957.

273 Adoptive Forfeiture Matter--Drug. Forfeiture

274 Adoptive Forfeiture Matter--Organized Crime. (Same explanation as 273.)

275 Adoptive Forfeiture Matter--White Collar Crime.

276 Adoptive Forfeiture Matter--Violent Crime/Major Offenders Program.

277 Adoptive Forfeiture Matter--Counterterrorism Program.

278 Presidents Intelligence Oversight Board. Executive Order 12334.

279 Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989.

280 Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations.

281 Organized Crime Drug Investigations.

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