Background Screening Index 2016
In South Africa, criminal record checks are legally required to be verified using a set of digitally captured fingerprints. MIE utilises AFIS, the Automated Fingerprint Identification System, where all fingerprints are captured and electronically checked against the South African Police Service (SAPS) database.
MIE has a database of over 3.9 million digital sets of fingerprints. These hosted fingerprints can be accessed by registered MIE clients.
Criminal record checks provide businesses with the insight and information they require regarding potential and existing employees’ criminal backgrounds. MIE has classified all criminal activities into various categories. MIE’s 2016 criminal statistics revealed the following:
MIE has the capability to assist with the expungement process of criminal records. The latter is only possible if: