Minneapolis Background Checks

Health Street offers a variety of background screening options in the city of Minneapolis. Employers may choose from packages for criminal database checks, DOT background checks, healthcare background checks, and resume verification. If only a specific background screening is needed, we also offer individual database checks or the option to “build your own” package.

Simply register online for a background check in Minneapolis, or give us a call at (612) 540-1963. Each individual being screened will receive a waiver electronically, and the background check will start automatically as soon as it has been signed. If this is the first time that your company has ordered a background screening through Health Street, then we will also send you an agreement to be signed electronically.

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Minneapolis, MN – Background Check

Background Check Laws Specific to the City of Minneapolis, MN

Since 2009, it’s been illegal to perform background checks on applicants before conducting a job interview in Minneapolis, MN. This “ban-the-box” law also began covering private employers in Minnesota as of 2013.

The ban-the-box law is to ensure that previous criminal offenders have a fair chance at employment without being screened out before getting an interview.

Exceptions to the ban-the-box law are made for certain positions, such as positions with the Department of Corrections.

Statistics About Crime in the City of Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis, MN has a crime index of three, meaning that Minneapolis is safer than 3 percent of all U.S. cities.
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There are 24,521 total crimes reported annually in Minneapolis. This is a crime rate of 57.08 per 1,000 people.
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There are 20,413 property crimes reported each year in Minneapolis. This is a property crime rate of 47.52 per 1,000 people.
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There are 4,108 violent crimes reported each year in Minneapolis, a violent crime rate of 9.56 per 1,000 residents.
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The chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime in Minneapolis is one in 105.
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The most common violent crime in Minneapolis is assault, with 2,245 assaults reported each year.
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There are 1,350 robberies, 467 rapes, and 46 murders reported each year in Minneapolis.
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In 2020 in Minneapolis, there were 185 murders reported.
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The chance of becoming the victim of a property crime in Minneapolis is one in 21.
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The most common property crime in Minneapolis is theft, with 14,007 thefts reported each year.
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There are 2,960 motor vehicle thefts and 3,446 burglaries reported each year in Minneapolis.

Experts Say…

According to Minnesota’s Department of Human Rights, “Having a criminal record can present significant obstacles to employment, particularly for Black, Indigenous, Asian, and Latinx communities. For instance, Black Minnesotans are arrested at a higher rate than any other racial group in Minnesota, according to the NAACP.”

The department continues to say, “By intentionally rethinking and implementing policies that help people with criminal records find employment, employers can make institutional changes that bring about racial justice and build thriving communities.”

The department advises employers to review their application materials, removing any information that might suggest the applicant needs to disclose criminal background information.

What Types of Background Screenings Does Health Street Offer in Minneapolis?

Criminal Background Screening Packages

Our criminal background checks for Minneapolis always begin with a Social Security Number Trace. We offer the option to build your own package or select from one of our popular background check packages below.

Platinum Package – $175

The Platinum Package includes everything listed in the Triple Database package, plus Courthouse Repository (State and/or County level).

Ultimate Package – $250

The Ultimate Package includes everything listed in the Platinum Package, plus a 10 panel drug test.

Build Your Own

This package can be mixed and matched to meet your needs, including options from our criminal database checks, resume verifications, sanctions, and drug testing. The price will be determined by the combination of services selected.

Additional Background Screening Services

Our DOT screening services or resume verification can help you save valuable time and ensure that your candidates meet the requirements for the job.

Resume Verification

Beginning at $39, our resume verification services can be used to check a person’s work history, credentials or certifications, and references.

DOT Background Checks

The price of this option depends on which of the background check services is selected. We offer a variety of DOT screening services, including Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) checks and DOT Prior Employment Drug Test History.

Why Order a Background Screening in Minneapolis

What Is the Importance of Professional Background Screening?

In order to make informed hiring decisions, it’s important to see the full picture. Background checks can confirm the information that a candidate has provided you with, or they can reveal criminal activity that may not have been disclosed during the interviewing process. Ordering a background check in Minneapolis is a critical step to ensuring you maintain a safe workplace for your employees, as well as protect the team morale and reputation of the company.

Why Choose Health Street For Minneapolis Background Checks?

Unless you’re experienced in keeping updated with the background screening laws and regulations of your location, performing a background check by yourself can be risky. Health Street has expertise in this area, and can help you avoid revealing information about your candidate that is not legally permitted in the hiring process. We are committed to helping employers in Minneapolis protect their businesses and save time hiring the best candidates.

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Background Checks for Other Locations

Looking for a Different City?

Try taking a look at the Minnesota Background Check page.

Looking for a Different State?

If you’re looking for a background screening in a different state, you can find the state background checks pages here.

Citations

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Orenstein, Walker and Callaghan, Peter. “Years after ‘ban the box’ became law in Minnesota, the state still asks applicants for boards and commissions about felony convictions.” MinnPost, 23 January 2020, https://www.minnpost.com/state-government/2020/01/years-after-ban-the-box-became-law-in-minnesota-the-state-still-asks-applicants-for-boards-and-commissions-about-felony-convictions/
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“Minneapolis, MN Crime Rates.” Neighborhood Scout, https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/mn/minneapolis/crime
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“Violent crime surges across Minnesota with record murders.” MPRNews, 28 July 2021, https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/07/27/violent-crime-surges-across-minnesota-with-record-murders
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“Criminal Background Checks.” Minnesota Department of Human Rights, https://mn.gov/mdhr/employers/criminal-background/