How Far Back does a Criminal Record Rreport go?
As an employer running background checks on prospective employees, you may wonder how far back criminal record reports go. This depends on the juridiction (state or county) and whether or not you are using a consumer reporting agency such as AAA Credit Screening Services to run the reports, and also the position you are hiring for.
Criminal Record reports from AAACSS go back 7 years. Why 7 years? There is a time-limit during which consumer reporting agencies can report criminal records; this limit is usually between 7 and 10 years depending on the jurisdiction. A report that dates back 7 years, should be able to give you a better understanding of your prospective employee's most recent criminal history as well as making sure that you compny with county, state and federal consumer protection guidelines.