The trusted leader in criminal background data intelligence.

We offer the widest net of coverage, fresh and accurate data, and lightning-fast turnaround times to help you gain a competitive edge.

We’re the trusted leader you’ve been looking for, here’s why:

Expansive & accurate criminal data

Our database is built, managed, and maintained by a team of more than 75 in-house engineers. Gain access to our proprietary criminal database with 2,400+ authoritative criminal data sources.

APIs that developers trust

Easily connect to our data sources through our reliable and industry-leading people-data APIs. We proudly stand behind 99.9% API uptimes and a high bar for accuracy and data quality.

Flexibility and fairness at our core

Leverage our extensive search settings and 50+ filtering options to pinpoint the most valuable criminal data. Clear and relevant data means the opportunity to create a fairer screening experience for all.

Trusted criminal data sources at your fingertips.

We proudly work with hundreds of customers across Consumer Reporting Agencies, Trust & Safety teams, and more.

For CRAs & Employment Verification

Search valuable background data for employment verification purposes, including an individual’s aliases, addresses, and criminal records.

Integrate our extensive criminal data and court records to build trust and safety within your community via lightweight Safety Screenings.

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Explore our suite of products to help you create safer workplaces and communities.

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National Criminal Database

Keep your workplace safe. Vet candidates to make informed hiring decisions, avoid costly mistakes, mitigate employee risk, and protect your company.
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Alias & Address History

Access to over 300 million consumer records and up to 40 years of personal history data using valuable sources & PII to streamline your background check processes.

Automated Criminal Records

Access millions of court records in real-time with direct-to-source retrieval – at a fraction of the cost of traditional court runners.
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Safety Screenings

A lightweight, cost-effective approach for Trust and Safety teams to keep all members of your marketplace or online community safe.
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Continuous Monitoring

Effortlessly monitor an individual’s criminal activity over time – saving your clients time, money, and resources.
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Driver History

Easily find driver violations and uncover recent accidents and their severity to help you assess and mitigate a driver’s potential risk.
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ID Match

Instantly checks that PII on a government-issued ID matches the data within authoritative sources across 51 jurisdictions.

There are a number of reasons to partner with Tessera, here are a few:


authoritative data sources

And growing. We’re constantly adding new sources at the municipal, county, state, and federal levels, across the United States. From arrest records to sex offender registry, global watchlist to driver history records, we’ve got you covered.


data filtering options

Cut to the chase. You have unique business needs, and we have advanced filtering options to navigate you to the most relevant data insights. Leverage our flexible APIs and in-house experts to craft your ideal data solution. 


API uptimes

Yes, we’re serious. Our in-house team of experts is continuously building, optimizing, and monitoring our database, APIs, and connected sources to ensure your search queries stay in the clear. 

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