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Police: Databases

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crime scene marks are outstanding on police databases. (202012)

As at 25 April 2008, the IDENT1 database contained 1, 696,286 unidentified crime scene marks—these being a combination of palm and finger marks. This represents the accumulation of such marks over the years from the various systems that migrated into NAFIS in 1999, which was then superseded by IDENT1 in 2005.