A database of stolen works of art combines descriptions and pictures of around 48,216 items (as at 3 April 2016).
Direct access to the database was made available in 2009, enabling authorized users to check in real-time if an item is among the registered objects.
Certain types of data can be accessed openly by the general public:
- The most recent stolen works of art reported to INTERPOL;
- Recovered works of art;
- Works of art that have been recovered but remain unclaimed by their owners;
- Stolen Afghan items;
- Stolen Iraqi items;
- Stolen Syrian items.