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backgroundchecks.com offers all types of background checks, including criminal background checks, to businesses and individuals. With a combination of at-the-source record searches and the industry’s #1 criminal conviction database*. You can be confident that the information you receive is comprehensive, accurate and timely.

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The industry’s #1 criminal conviction database* from backgroundchecks.com contains more than 500 million criminal records from over 1,000 sources, including county court records, state repositories, departments of corrections (DOC), administrative office of courts (AOC), state sex and violent offender registries, government exclusion and terrorist watch lists, and more. While county records are the best and most accurate source for obtaining up-to-date criminal history, many crimes occur outside the county of residency in places where people worked or traveled. Our database is a cost-effective tool for companies to scan millions of records from multiple jurisdictions nationwide and quickly take the search from one or two jurisdictions to hundreds.

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Why Are We Different?

We understand small and large businesses’ background screening needs. Our client-relations and sales teams can help you customize a background check with your budget, time-service, and industry needs in mind. Our timely direct court searches combined with our daily updated multi-jurisdictional criminal database of over 500 million records and growing will help your business hire and retain individuals who meet your company’s criteria. Besides excelling at criminal database searches, we also provide at-the-source criminal record checks such as county, state, and federal searches to help customize a screening program to your needs. In addition, we provide other common pre-employment screening options, such as driving records, credit reports, employment and education verifications, reference checks, drug screening, and more. We pride ourselves on our US-based client-relations team and the fact that we do not off-shore our processing of your orders and never send data you provide us overseas for any of our U.S.-based service offerings.

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backgroundchecks.com works behind the scenes with hundreds of consumer reporting agencies, transferring our criminal data through a web services gateway. This allows background screeners to clear thousands of people every day without ever touching the report. Our portfolio includes some of the largest background screening companies and we continue to meet the expectations of their growing business.


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* Based on a comparison of the number of sources of conviction data for online criminal conviction databases that make their source list publicly available.

Latest News

  • January 29 — A new piece of legislation, currently making it through the Indiana House of Representatives, would revamp teacher background checks in the state. Curiously, the bill includes a provision that would call for credit history checks of educators a proposal that has caused a good bit of controversy.
  • January 23 — A law went into effect on New Year's Day that will make it possible for North Carolina fire departments and emergency medical services to run repeat background checks on existing employees. Previously, these emergency services have largely only been able to run pre-employment checks.
  • January 23 — Publix is paying $6.8 million to settle a class action lawsuit over a supposed violation of the FCRA. Publix would not admit guilt in the case, but chose to pay up because the cost of settlement was drastically cheaper than litigation and loss of productivity.