Background Check Statistics


Protect your business and adhere to Government regulations. Some industries require specific checks. Some do not. But all businesses benefit from knowing who they’re hiring. The right background check isn’t just good for adhering to government or industry standards, it's simply good business!

There are many great reasons to do a pre‐employment background check. For example:

  • 77.7 million individuals—or nearly one out of every three American adults has a criminal record of some kind. Between 10,000 and 12,000 new names are added each day (Wall Street Journal)
  • 38% of adults report embellishing on resumes or job applications (Career Builder).
  • 53% of all job applications contain inaccurate information. ( Society of Human Resources Management).
  • Employee theft continues to rise in the United States. According to CNBC, it is a crime that is costing U.S. businesses $50 billion annually (CNBC).
  • In 2017, workplace assaults resulted in 18,400 injuries and illnesses involving days away from work and 458 fatalities (National Safety Council).

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