According to the FBI, about 30% of Americans have a criminal record. This includes people who were arrested on a felony charge but not convicted.
With recent statistics indicating that sex crimes are on the rise in the U.S, more and more people are doing their homework to protect themselves and their loved ones from possible criminals hiding in plain sight.
Should you be worried that there may be sex offenders in your neighborhood? Are you unknowingly chatting with criminals via dating apps? Based on the above statistics, it’s more likely than you may have thought.
Here’s how to quickly and confidentially run a background check on anyone in your life.
How Spokeo Can Show You Criminal Records
Spokeo is a people search engine that gathers billions of public records, criminal reports, arrest records, state and federal databases and social media to connect the dots for you about people in the U.S.. Just by entering a name, phone number or home address, you can get a report and profile in seconds.
Spokeo searches and aggregates public records. You could theoretically do this yourself, but how fast can you search billions of records, 95 social media profiles, the White Pages and every state sex offender registry? Spokeo does it in the time it takes you to open a new tab in your browser.
What a Background Check Can Reveal
Here’s what you find when searching Spokeo for criminal records (additional fees may apply to search criminal records):
- Public criminal records, with details about sentencing and conviction
- Arrest records
- Known aliases
- Possible friends and associates
- Online profiles — even ones they might not want you to know about
- Email addresses, phone numbers, and past addresses
Data is regularly refreshed so users can be confident they are getting the most updated info, and can regularly check back for changes to profiles and reports. All searches are confidential, and whoever you search will not be notified that you looked them up.
If you don’t have their full name you can also search them by phone number, email address or home address, and get much of the same info (if available). It’s a great tool to have for getting info fast, and far more effective than going to Google.
Powerful Investigative Tools at Your Fingertips
Sophisticated and powerful tools are no longer just in the hands of investigative professionals. With online background checks at your fingertips, it’s easy for everyone to protect themselves and their loved ones.
All you need is a name, phone number or street address to start doing your homework. Spokeo does the rest.