Sex Offender Background Check

Sex Offender Background Check

The above chart is a representation of the average clear or questionable hit percentage on sex offender search performed by Crimcheck

National Sex Offender registry information includes offender data from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, and Native American Tribal Country. A sexual offender search is a standard component in all of our service packages. A sex offender is a person who has been criminally charged and convicted of or has pled “guilty” to a sex crime. Crimes requiring mandatory sex offender registration may include child sexual abuse, downloading child pornography, rape, and statutory rape.  A sex offender search should be a standard component in every background check. A company or organization cannot take the risk of putting a known sex offender in a position that has access to the public, its employees or clients. Crimcheck helps you protect your brand, and the employees that make that brand a success.

Information returned from sexual offender registry inquiries may include: name, alternate names, physical characteristics, date of birth, residential address, employer, county, state of conviction, date of conviction, and offense(s). When a sexual predator or offender moves locations or states they are supposed to register with state authorities.

The turn-around time for a sexual offender search is usually one day or less.

Industries that a sexual offender search is most important:

  • Any industry dealing with children including education, daycare and coaching
  • Health services, especially those who work with patients
  • Staffing
  • Retail
  • Recreation
  • Financial
  • Communications
  • Legal
  • Management
  • Research
  • Volunteers

Why Conduct a Sex Offender Search?

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that there are over 500,000 registered sex offenders in the United States. Furthermore, the likelihood of a criminal repeating their previous criminal habits is four times higher for sex crimes than for other offenses.

The U.S. Department of Justice also states that as many as 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday; that equals to be approximately 1.8 million adolescents.  If your company works with children or with the public it is a necessity to conduct a national sex offender search.

A sex offender search is a good way to make sure you are protecting your customers and employees. It is a good idea to conduct this search if you have employees that will be unsupervised or working with others. Rape, child molestation and gross sexual imposition are all factors today in our society and you need to protect yourself and your business not only from a legal standpoint but you have a moral obligation to your employees and customers.

Article Library

For Crimcheck News on Sex Offender Checks, Check Out These Informative Articles:

Are All Sex Offender Registries Equal?

Using a Sex Offender Search to Hire Safe Daycare Providers

Using Background Checks to Keep Schools Safe

Preventing Sex Offenders from Becoming the Ice Cream Man

Many Pushing Laws to Protect Elderly from Sexual Predators

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