FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC) 2000
is a nationwide information system dedicated to serving and supporting
criminal justice agencies -- local, state, and federal -- in their mission
to uphold the law and protect the public. Its predecessor, NCIC, was
established in 1967. NCIC 2000 serves criminal justice agencies in all
50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,
the United States Virgin Islands, and Canada, as well as federal agencies
with law enforcement missions. NCIC 2000 provides a major upgrade to
those services provided by NCIC, and extends these services down to
the patrol car and mobile officer. NCIC 2000s additional capabilities
are as follows:
Enhanced Name Search: Uses the New York State Identification and
Intelligence System (NYSIIS). Returns phonetically similar names (e.g.
Marko, Marco or Knowles, Nowles or derivatives of names such as William,Willie,
Fingerprint Searches: Stores and searches the right index fingerprint.
Search inquiries compare the print to all fingerprint data on file
(wanted persons and missing persons).
Probation/Parole: Convicted Persons or Supervised Release File
contains records of subjects under supervised release.
Online Manuals: State Control Terminal Agencies (CTAs) can download
manuals and make them available to users on-line.
Data Quality: Point-of-entry checks for errors; validates that
data is entered correctly (e.g., VINs); checks that data is entered
in all mandatory fields; links text and image information; and expands
Linking: Connects two or more records so that an inquiry on one
retrieves the other record(s).
One mugshot per person record may be entered in NCIC 2000. One
fingerprint, one signature, and up to 10 other identifying images
(scars, marks, tattoos) may also be entered.
Images: One identifying image for each entry in the following
files: Article, Vehicle, Boat, Vehicle or Boat Part. A file of generic
images (e.g., a picture of a 1989 Ford Mustang) is maintained in the
Sex Offender Registry: Contains records of individuals who are
convicted sexual offenders or violent sexual predators.
SENTRY File: An index of individuals incarcerated in the federal
prison system. Response provides descriptive information and location
Delayed Inquiry: Every record entered or modified is checked against
the inquiry log. Provides the entering and inquiring agency with a
response if any other agency inquired on the subject in the last five
On-line Ad-hoc Inquiry: A flexible technique that allows users
to search the active databases and access the systems historical