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Fingerprint technology used by West Yorkshire Police

Thursday 13 August 2015

An analysis of recent Home Office data showed forces in England and Wales closed 80.2 per cent of investigations into break-ins without identifying a suspect in 2014/15 while just 6.6 per cent led to a charge or summons.

West Yorkshire Police are now trialling SHU's new fingerprint technology with the aim to improve these figures.

In a Yorkshire Post article on unsolved burglaries the Assistant Chief Constable, Russ Foster of West Yorkshire Police, said

One project currently ongoing is a scheme with specialists at Sheffield Hallam University to develop new finger printing technology which has the potential to be a real step change in forensic work. This technology will allow us to gain significantly enhanced information from prints to build a picture of an offender’s prior movements, and is now being trialled at crime scenes.

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