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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 and timely.

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The industry’s #1 criminal conviction database* from backgroundchecks.com contains more than 525 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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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 525 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.


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

  • November 11 — After months of speculation, the TSSAA (Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association) has voted to require background checks for all officials. The checks will begin immediately and officials will have to complete them annually to remain active.
  • November 09 — To address a recent sexual assault on campus, members of a fraternity at Iowa's Luther College are starting a "buddy system" where they will offer to walk fellow students across campus at night. Before the service can start, though, the administration is requiring thorough background checks of all of the fraternity's members.
  • November 06 — In a speech at Rutgers University, President Barack Obama announced a number of new initiatives for criminal justice reform. Among these was a push for Congress to pursue legislation to ban the box for all Federal agencies and contractors.