Police: Biometrics

Home Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many images have been uploaded onto the Police National Database since 2017.

Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many images have been deleted from the Police National Database since 2017.

Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total number of images stored on the Police National Database.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

Between 01 January 2017 and 14 February 2020, 5.3 million images have been uploaded to the Police National Database (PND).

Information on the number of images deleted from the PND since 2017 is not retrievable centrally.

As at 14 February 2020 the total number of images stored on the PND is 20.9 million. This figure includes duplicates, images of marks, scars, tattoos and some low quality images. Not all of these are visible to or searchable by users.

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