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Police: Databases

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many records were held on the Police National Computer in each of the last 10 years. (147757)

The following table shows the number of records held in the Names database on PNC. This includes Arrests, Convictions, Disqualified Drivers, Wanted and Missing.

There are other databases on the PNC: Property, Vehicles and Drivers. The records for the last two databases originate from the databases at the DVLA.

Persons records

As of 1 January each year

Number

1996

5,466,471

1997

5,538,843

1998

5,689,967

1999

5,926,646

2000

6,135,889

2001

6,114,860

2002

6,143,693

2003

6,268,543

2004

6,300,632

2005

6,462,801

2006

6,788,811

2007

7,321,300