|Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 07:01 pm: ||
In the November-December 2003 issue of Police Chief Magazine, there was a brief remark about how an agency in Florida (Broward? Pinellas?) bought a APIS system because they found that 40% of the latent prints they recovered from crime scenes were palm prints. I cannot find my copy of the magazine, but I believe the date is correct.
|Posted on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:43 am: ||
I have not completed a statistical study, however from just plain experience, I would say that approximately 60 percent of the scenes examined during a year yield latent prints. I would guess that approximately half or a little less are palm impressions.
APIS (Automated Palm Identification Systems) are on the market. Where the problem lies is that most departments do not routinely take inked palm impressions during the normal course of the book in/fingerprinting process. And state/federal repositories do not routinely accept palm impressions for their files.
|Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 - 04:07 pm: ||
I am looking for statistics on what percentage of latents are palm prints versus fingers and estimates of how many more crimes could be solved if AFIS databases included palms. - Thanks