How Far Back Should Background Checks Go?

How far back should background checks go? Here is the rule of thumb:

A background check should go back half of a person’s age.

Also:

The Bible teaches that a person doesn’t necessarily have to have a background check that goes all the way back to the beginning of adulthood.

Here is a chart to help:

Age
Background Check Period
20
10 years ago
30
15 years ago
40
20 years ago
50
25 years ago
60
30 years ago
70
35 years ago
80
40 years ago
90
45 years ago