Searching for a person’s background is becoming more and more critical in today's society. Whether you are checking on a daycare provider, a future employee, or even a date from an online matchmaker service, you have a legitimate reason for concern.
The fact is that most violent crimes are caused by people close to the victim. Rapes, murders, assaults, molestation, and robberies are more likely to be performed by a neighbor, boyfriend, employee, or acquaintance than by a stranger.
This is why many people are wisely turning to instant background checks to know better about the background of those with whom they are really dealing.
Now many sites and even a boatload of so-called "authors" will try and tell you that you can perform a background search for free. The fact is that if you are looking for accurate information and you do not want to spend days scouring the net, and making multiple visits to your local courthouse then you are going to have to pay a small fee.
The good news is that if you choose a reputable company you will get a well-organized and cross-referenced search that will include such varied background information such as previous addresses, aliases, and of course criminal convictions. But good services will go even further by providing arrest records, marriage records, and financial records as well.