The database contains only those objects that have been officially reported as stolen by member countries.
We therefore encourage users to interpret database results with caution as an object may have been stolen, even if it does not appear in the INTERPOL database.
A database of stolen works of art combines descriptions and pictures of around 49,000 items (as at 1st September 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;
- Stolen Libyan items.