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Mobile Fingerprint Scanners (92A/22)


  1. The number of Mobile Fingerprint Scanners owned by your force in each year from 2015 to 2021 (inclusive).
  2. The number of times Mobile Fingerprint Scanners were used by officers in your force in each year from 2015 to 2021.
  3. The number of people who were scanned using mobile fingerprint scanners in each year from 2015 to 2021 (inclusive). If you record the data, please break this down by age, gender and ethnicity.
  4. Please list the databases against which your Mobile Fingerprint Scanners check for matches and (if you hold the data) the number of matches against each database recorded in each year from 2015 to 2021 (inclusive).


Please find attached our response (92A_22_attachment.pdf).

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.