For Immediate Release
FBI National Press Office
CRIME INFORMATION CENTER SETS NEW RECORD
DC - On January 6, 2006, the FBI's National Crime Information
Center (NCIC) established a new one-day processing record.
On that day, NCIC processed 5,623,838 transactions. This
surpassed the previous record of 5,546,849 transactions
that was set on July 1, 2005.
NCIC is a computerized index of documented criminal justice
information available to criminal justice agencies nationwide.
The information in NCIC assists authorized users in identifying
terrorists, apprehending fugitives, locating missing persons,
and recovering stolen property. NCIC was established in
1967. In its first year of operation, NCIC handled 2 million
transactions. During Fiscal Year (FY) 2005, NCIC processed
over 1.6 billion transactions, which averages to nearly
4.5 million transactions daily. This reflects nearly an
18 percent increase in volume when compared to data for
NCIC is one of three major computer systems housed at the
FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division
facility in Clarksburg, West Virginia. The other two systems
are the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification
System (IAFIS) and the National Instant Criminal Background
Check System (NICS).
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