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Almost 10% of all applicants have a criminal record, and more than half of all applicants supply false information on employment applications. In addition, there is an average of 700 workplace homicides every year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To protect your organization, it makes sense to search for an applicant’s criminal history when conducting a background check.

But how complete is your background check? If your business is not exploring every avenue, you are not getting the complete story.

Rapid Results Background Check Solutions provides you with the option of searching national, statewide, county, federal and sex offender records. We can tailor your employment screening solutions to meet your specific needs. Our highly trained consultants can provide you with more information on your available options.

Following is some useful information about various criminal history options:

Simply running a basic check in a national database does not give the entire picture. Did you know that not all states report to the national database? And those states that do report may only send updates once a year? In addition, some counties within states may have different reporting methods and schedules. This leaves you with out-of-date and missing information, meaning you are unable to hire with confidence.

Many states maintain a statewide repository that houses criminal information from county courthouses within the state. Some states have criminal information from all counties within that state and others only have information from certain counties that report to the repository. A statewide search is a great way to capture more criminal information on your applicant so that you can hire with confidence.

County Criminal Search
Almost all crimes committed, other than federal crimes, are tried at the county level. The county courthouse houses the data on these crimes and a county criminal search is the best way to get the most up-to-date information within a county. Using a county criminal search with a statewide and national search will provide you with the most up to date and comprehensive criminal history on your applicant so you can hire with confidence.

Federal Criminal History
Federal crimes are tried at the federal level and can only be found by doing a federal criminal history background check on your applicant. Examples of federal crimes include:

  • Kidnapping
  • Wire fraud
  • Crimes that occur on federal property.

Performing a federal criminal history search on your applicant can help you hire with confidence.

Sex Offender Database
With over 740,000 registered sex offenders across the country, it is vital that employers search the sex offender database, which will provide access to registered sex offenders in all 50 states.

Selecting an employee, a tenant or a member of your extended workforce is one of the most important decisions you will make. For the sake of your business and for the safety of your coworkers and employees, Rapid Results Background Check Solutions will enable you to hire with confidence.