The average response time for a query of our databases from anywhere in the world.
The number of ‘hits’ or matches in our databases in 2020 from search requests. Each one helps move an investigation forward.
We manage a range of databases containing information related to criminals and crimes.
The databases contain millions of records with information on individuals such as names and fingerprints; stolen property such as passports and vehicles; and weapons and threats such as firearms.
Secure police communications
National police can search our databases in real time as part of their investigations. This can be done via their INTERPOL National Central Bureau, or directly at the frontline, for instance by specialized crime units and border officials.
Databases are accessed via I-24/7, our secure global police communications system. This is the technical network that links law enforcement in all member countries and enables authorized users to share sensitive and urgent police information with their counterparts around the globe.
Our member countries contribute data on a voluntary basis. This is subject to a strict legal framework and data protection rules in order to foster trust and ensure the quality of the information.
Every search of our 19 databases is a potential break in a case for police worldwide.
This database helps police to catch terrorists and criminals who often use fraudulent travel documents to cross borders.
This database helps victim identification specialists worldwide analyse and compare child sexual abuse images.
The Stolen Works of Art database is our main tool to tackle the traffic in cultural property.
Our iARMS database contains more than a million records on illicit firearms.