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Bases de données

The success of international police investigations is dependent upon the availability of up-to-date, global data.

At INTERPOL, we provide our member countries with instant, direct access to a number of criminal databases. These contain millions of records, contributed by countries across the world.

Maximizing the reach

All databases (except the one of child sexual exploitation images) are accessible real-time through the I-24/7 network which connects all INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs).

We are developing web server solutions to extend access beyond our NCBs to frontline law enforcement officers, such as border guards, allowing them to search the databases on wanted persons, stolen and lost travel documents and stolen motor vehicles.

I-link is a new operating system, being continually developed to improve the quality and uniformity of data, and to enable investigators to make links between cases that would not previously have been apparent.

Main databases

The figures cited below are accurate as of July 2013.

Nominal Data – contains more than 153,000 records on known international criminals, missing persons and dead bodies, with their criminal histories, photographs, fingerprints, etc.  
Notices – our system of notices is used to alert police to fugitives, suspected terrorists, dangerous criminals, missing persons or weapons threats. In 2012, more than 12,000 Notices were issued, of which some 8,000 were Red Notices for wanted persons.
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Stolen and Lost Travel Documents – holds information on nearly 38 million travel documents reported lost or stolen by 166 countries. This database enables INTERPOL National Central Bureaus and other authorized law enforcement entities (such as immigration and border control officers) to ascertain the validity of a suspect travel document in seconds.
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Child sexual exploitation images – By July 2013, more than 3,000 victims from more than 40 countries and more than 1,800 offenders had been identified.
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Fingerprints – we manage an Automated Fingerprint Identification System which contains more than 184,000 sets of fingerprints contributed by 176 countries. 
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DNA Profiles – contains more than 135,000 DNA profiles from 68 countries. DNA profiles are numerically coded sets of genetic markers unique to every individual and can be used to help solve crimes and identify missing persons and unidentified bodies.
Database-DNA

Firearms – The INTERPOL Firearms Reference Table allows investigators to properly identify a firearm used in a crime (its make, model, calibre, etc.). It contains more than 250,000 firearms references and 57,000 high-quality images. The INTERPOL Ballistic Information Network is a platform for the large-scale international sharing and comparison of ballistics data, holding more than 150,000 records.

The INTERPOL Illicit Firearms Records and tracing Management System (iARMS) is an information technology application which facilitates information exchange and cooperation between law enforcement agencies on firearm-related crime.

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Stolen Works of Art – allows member countries to research records of more than 42,000 pieces of artwork and cultural heritage reported stolen all over the world.
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Stolen Motor Vehicles – provides extensive identification details on approximately 7.2 million vehicles reported stolen around the world. In 2012, more than 93,000 stolen motor vehicles were identified using the database.
Database-Vehicle
Fusion Task Force – a database of more than 10,000 persons suspected of being linked to terrorist activities.  Some 160 member countries currently contribute to terrorism related matters.
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Stolen Administrative Documents – contains information on more than 580,000 official documents which serve to identify objects, for example, vehicle registration documents and clearance certificates for import/export.
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Dial-Doc (Digital INTERPOL Alert Library – Document) –  is a joint G8-INTERPOL initiative, which allows countries to share at global level alerts produced nationally on newly detected forms of document counterfeiting. 
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Individuals and Notices

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Notices and nominal data

INTERPOL’s system of Notices is used to issue international alerts for fugitives, suspected criminals, persons linked to or of interest in an ongoing criminal investigation, persons and entities subject to UN Security Council Sanctions, potential threats, missing persons and dead bodies. Details are stored in a database known as the INTERPOL Criminal Information System, which also contains personal data and the criminal history of people subject to request for international police cooperation.

Child abusers and victims

The International Child Sexual Exploitation image database uses sophisticated image comparison software to make connections between victims, abusers and places. The aim is to identify, locate and arrest perpetrators, and to remove victims from harm.

Forensic data
Database-Fingerprints

Fingerprints, DNA profiling and face recognition can play a crucial role in solving crimes as they have the potential to reveal links between individuals and/or crime scenes. Just as importantly, they can help to prove a suspect’s innocence.

Fingerprints

Authorized users in member countries can view, submit and cross-check records in the fingerprints database via a user-friendly automatic fingerprint identification system (AFIS).

DNA profiles

This database contains DNA profiles from offenders, crime scenes, missing persons and unidentified bodies. INTERPOL does not store any nominal data linking a DNA profile to any individual.

Face Recognition

The Face Recognition System database provides a dedicated platform to store and cross-check images for the purpose of identifying fugitives, missing persons and persons of interest.

Travel and official documents
Database-SLTD

Border points are critical locations for preserving national security. INTERPOL provides a range of databases to help detect and prevent the fraudulent use of travel papers and administrative documents, thereby restricting the movement of criminals or illicit items.

Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD)

The SLTD database contains records on lost, stolen and revoked travel documents – such as passports, identity cards, UN laissez-passer or visa stamps, including stolen blank travel documents.

Stolen Administrative Documents (SAD)

The SAD database records stolen official documents that serve to identify objects, for example, vehicle registration documents and clearance certificates for import/export.

Counterfeit documents

The Digital INTERPOL Alert Library – Document (Dial-Doc) is a joint G8-INTERPOL initiative, which allows countries to share at global level alerts produced nationally on newly detected forms of document counterfeiting.

Comparison of genuine and fake documents

Edison (Electronic Documentation and Information System on Investigation Networks) provides examples of genuine travel documents, in order to help identify fakes. It contains images, descriptions and security features of genuine travel and identity documents issued by countries and international organizations.

Stolen property
Database-Vehicle

Stolen motor vehicles, vessels and works of art are likely to be trafficked across borders. We maintain global databases in order to assist the law enforcement community in identifying stolen items and to increase the chance of their recovery.

Motor vehicles

This database contains extensive identification details from all types of motor vehicles (cars, trucks, trailers, heavy machinery, motorbikes) and identifiable spare parts reported as stolen.

Vessels

The Stolen Vessels database serves as a centralized tool for tracing and tracking stolen vessels and engines.

Works of art

The Works of Art database contains descriptions and pictures of cultural objects reported as stolen by INTERPOL member countries and international partners such as the International Council of Museums and UNESCO. It includes items looted during crisis periods in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

Trafic d’armes à feu
Database-Firearms

Le Programme sur les armes à feu propose de puissants outils susceptibles d’aider les pays membres à recueillir et à analyser plus efficacement les informations pouvant être obtenues à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur des armes, afin de prévenir et de résoudre les infractions liées aux armes à feu.

Identification des armes à feu

Le Tableau de référence INTERPOL des armes à feu (IFRT) est un outil interactif en ligne qui propose une méthodologie normalisée d’identification et de description des armes à feu, permettant ainsi aux pays membres d’INTERPOL d’augmenter la probabilité d’en assurer le traçage lors les enquêtes transfrontalières, grâce à une identification précise par leurs fonctionnaires des services chargés de l’application de la loi. 

Traçage des armes à feu

Le Système INTERPOL de gestion des données sur les armes illicites et du traçage des armes (iARMS) est la seule plateforme policière mondiale permettant le traçage transnational par la surveillance et l’enregistrement des armes à feu illicites, y compris les armes perdues ou volées, et améliorant l’échange d’informations et la coopération entre les services chargés de l’application de la loi concernant le terrorisme et les autres infractions liées aux armes à feu.

Comparaison des données balistiques

Le Réseau d’information balistique d’INTERPOL (IBIN) est le seul réseau d’échange international de données balistiques à grande échelle au monde. Il fournit des renseignements aux services chargés de l’application de la loi en centralisant le recueil, l’archivage et la comparaison d’images balistiques afin d’effectuer des recoupements entre des infractions apparemment sans lien commises dans différents pays.

L’analyse combinée des données IBIN et iARMS permettra d’accroître sensiblement la capacité des services chargés de l’application de la loi à prévenir et à combattre la criminalité liée aux armes à feu, en particulier grâce à l’identification des trafiquants d’armes et d’autres malfaiteurs.

Organized crime networks
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The purpose of these databases is to improve the collection and exchange of intelligence, support investigations, and better analyse the crime networks, leading to the identification and arrest of their leaders and financiers.

Maritime piracy

The maritime piracy database stores intelligence related to cases of piracy and armed robbery at sea, including data on individuals, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, piracy incidents, locations, businesses and financial information.

Radiological and nuclear materials

The Project Geiger database is used to collate and analyse information on illicit trafficking and other unauthorized activities involving radiological and nuclear materials. It combines data from the International Atomic Energy Agency, open-source reports and law enforcement channels.

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Opération INTERPOL de contrôles aux frontières dirigée contre les réseaux de criminalité organisée dans toute l’Afrique de l’Ouest


23 novembre 2016

INTERPOL and EU project bolsters security in Jordan


04 novembre 2016

INTERPOL training under EU-ASEAN programme spotlights border security


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14 septembre 2016

INTERPOL team helps safeguard ASEAN summit under EU-ASEAN programme


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Stolen cars recovered in Spanish operation targeting vehicle trafficking


03 août 2016

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INTERPOL border operation in Southeast Asia targets crime suspects


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INTERPOL training to strengthen border management in West Africa


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13 avril 2016

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