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Sex Offender Registry Searches

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that there are more than 500,000 registered Sex Offenders nationwide. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, the recidivism rate for sex crimes is four times higher than for other offenses. Recidivism is defined as a tendency to lapse into a previous pattern of behavior, especially a pattern of criminal habits.

Based on the statistical information available, companies should be encouraged to perform this search to rule out the potential of hiring someone with a past history of sexual offenses. Performing this check on applicants helps reduce a company's risk of workplace violence and potential negligent hiring or retention lawsuits.

HireRight offers two sex offender searches to ensure your company maintains a safe workplace.

Statewide Sex Offender Search
HireRight's Statewide Sex Offender Search lets your company search records for one or as many states as needed. It reveals any prior state record as a convicted sex offender. Rules vary by state, however HireRight will attempt to verify the individual’s information and sentence from court records in the event a prior record is found.

National Sex Offender Registry Search
The National Sex Offender Registry Search allows you to cast a broader search net when conducting a sex offender search. It accesses information from the U.S. Department of Justice Sex Offender Database.

Common uses:
  • To identify past sex offender crimes for individuals who will interact with sensitive populations.
  • Education, Health Care and Non-Profit Industries

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