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A next-generation national criminal search

A nat-crim, but better 

Designed to shrink coverage gaps and reduce false positives, CrimSmart enables more intelligent decision-making to drive efficiency and cost savings.

Uncover more criminal records with greater confidence 

Expand the breadth of your national criminal searches. Our consolidation algorithm enhances person data (PII) by fusing together multiple proprietary data sets. You’ll receive high-confidence matches from jurisdictions your current filters exclude.

Waste less time and money chasing false positives 

CrimSmart’s expanded source list and consolidation algorithm “knock-out” results that could lead to an unnecessary county criminal order under typical matching logic. Your team will spend less time on “dead-end” verifications from jurisdictions that provide limited identifiers with a standard nat-crim.

Offer a premium, differentiated service to your customers

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to differentiate your background check offering against your competitors. CrimSmart Premium powers more thorough and comprehensive background checks. Your customers will notice.

Proven results

CrimSmart has been tested by large, medium and small CRAs . Here’s what early live-data tests show:  

Broader Coverage

For CRAs who do not accept partial DOB matches, premium searches open up nearly 25% more sources over standard nat crims.  

More Results

Initial results show up to a 13% increase in high-confidence matches, compared to their previous nat crim solution.  

Less Noise

Premium searches can “knock-out” up to 3% results that would otherwise have led to a costly county criminal verification,  

A next-generation national criminal database solution 

CrimSmart is a national criminal search that points CRAs toward high-confidence criminal records for verification in the background screening process. CrimSmart is available in two levels: standard and premium.  

CrimSmart Standard
CrimSmart Premium 

2,500 core criminal justice data sources covering court records, prison and inmate records, parole and release data, and more

50-state historical sex offender registry data

Global terrorist watchlist data 

Streamlined search engine powered by proprietary matching algorithm 

New records continuously added 

Premium data set that expands coverage in challenging jurisdictions

Automated “knock-out” feature to reduce false positives

Record consolidation process that converts partial DOBs and SSNs to full DOBs and SSNs 

Get up and running quickly

Appriss Insights can directly integrate CrimSmart with your proprietary software platform. We are also in the process of integrating with the leading background screening platform providers. Reach out to us for an estimated timeline on integration with your platform. The first platform integrations are expected to go live this year.






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Better together

CrimSmart can be combined with our address history search, TraceSmart, to create a comprehensive name and jurisdiction development solution that surpasses a typical nat-crim alias search. The combined solution is built on a machine learning model that produces high-confidence tips and leads and outperforms an a la carte pointer workflow. 

Schedule your test today

Ready to see if CrimSmart can drive efficiencies for your background screening workflow?   An account manager can give you an overview of the process for a test of CrimSmart using your live data.  

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