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Innovative Uses of Automated License Plate Readers To Enhance Criminal Investigations

NCJ Number
254510
Date Published
Annotation
After explaining the capabilities of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs), this paper discusses how they can be used to produce leads, facilitate crime scene analysis, identify suspects, and facilitate interrogation.
Abstract
With the vast majority of crimes involving the use of motor vehicles, law enforcement agencies nationwide use Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) as critical crime-fighting tools for tracking, identifying, and investigating criminal suspects. In the Inland Empire region, approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles, the technology has proven to be instrumental in helping to develop leads and solve a wide variety of crimes. This resource provides information about ALPRs and how they can be used to produce leads, facilitate crime scene analysis, identify suspects, and more.
Date Created: January 22, 2020