Tuesday, January 05, 2010

National Crime Information Center Rundown

NCIC: A Quick Rundown of the FBI's National Crime Information Center.

  • Initially created in 1967 to help find fugitives and stolen property.
  • Over the years, additional capabilities and categories added (i.e., missing/unidentified persons, violent gangs/terrorist organizations, identity theft victims, immigration violators).
  • Over the years, additional capabilities and categories added (i.e., missing/unidentified persons, violent gangs/terrorist organizations, identity theft victims, immigration violators).
  • 11.7 million records currently in NCIC
  • Records come from FBI, other federal agencies, state/local law enforcement, authorized courts.
  • Accessed by more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies from squad cars, squad rooms, and increasingly, PDAs.
  • First year of operation, handled 2 million transactions
  • Fiscal Year 2009, handled almost 2.5 billion.
  • Averages 6.7 million transactions a day.
  • Average response time is 0.06 seconds.

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