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Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

  • IAFIS searches the fingerprints of over 75.9 million subjects in the National Criminal History Record File.
    • The automated civil file contains an estimated 39.6 million subjects.
    • The database includes approximately:
      • 683,400 Active Wants
      • 626,166 Sex Offenders
  • 23,029 local, state, tribal, federal, and international partners electronically submitted to the IAFIS in November 2013
  • Interstate Photo File has 17,966,203 million photos for over 9.3 million records
  • IAFIS identified 25,955 fugitives in November 2013 as a result of tenprint processing
  • Yearly Volume Tenprint Fingerprint Submissions to IAFIS:
    • Fiscal Year 2014 to date – 10.0 million
    • Fiscal Year 2013 to date – 62.7 million
    • Fiscal Year 2012 –58.0 million
    • Average transaction volume: 163,145 per day
  • Record High Receipts: 04/30/2010 – 300,113 within 24 hours
  • Record High Completions: 04/30/2010 – 297,816 within 24 hours

November 2013

  • Overall Reject Rate: 4.08 percent
  • Electronic fingerprint submission rate – 98.86 percent
  • Manual (paper) fingerprint submission rate – 1.14 percent
  • Tenprint Criminal Submission Rate (related to arrests, inquiries, etc.): 56.33 percent
    • 99.75 percent submitted electronically
  • Tenprint Civil Submission Rate (related to employment/licensing screening, etc.): 43.67 percent
    • 97.73 percent submitted electronically
  • Response times:

    Tenprint Rapsheet Request (TPRS)
    Average Response Time – 1 minute 9 secs
    Completed within 15 seconds: 97.28 perccent

    Criminal Electronic (CAR) Fingerprint Submissions
    Average Response Time: 18 minutes – 1 second
    Completed within 1 hour: 97.45 percent

    Civil Electronic Fingerprint Submissions
    Average Response Time – 1 hour - 7 minutes – 34 seconds
    Completed within 12 hours: 98.58 percent

    Electronic Non–Federal User Fee (NFUE) Fingerprint Submissions
    Average Response Time – 3 minutes - 59 seconds
    Completed within 15 minutes: 98.24 percent

    Criminal Fingerprint Card Processing Non–Urgent (CPNU) Submissions
    Average Response Time – 9 minutes – 41 seconds
    Completed within 72 hours: 100 percent

Latent Information

Palmprint Submissions to IAFIS:

Processed in November 2013: *
Daily average: *
FY14 Database Size: *

  • Fiscal Year 2013: *
    Daily average: *
  • Fiscal Year 2012 – 2,119,426
    Daily average – 5,791

Latent Fingerprint Feature Searches (LFFS)

Processed in November 2013: 8,314
FY14 Average Response Time: 10 hours - 18 minutes – 58 seconds

  • Fiscal Year 2013: 201,420
  • Fiscal Year 2012: 236,344

Latent Fingerprint Image Searches (LFIS) Processed:

Processed in November 2013: 1,839
FY14 Average Response Time: 9 hours – 56 minutes – 7 seconds

  • Fiscal Year 2013: 17,361
  • Fiscal Year 2012: 20,456

Unsolved Latent File (ULF) Growth:

Processed in November 2013: *
FY14 Database Size: *

  • Fiscal Year 2013 Database Size: *
  • Fiscal Year 2012 Database Size: 492,099

Unsolved Latent Match (ULM) Notifications:

Processed in November 2013: *
FY14 to date: *

  • Fiscal Year 2013: *
  • Fiscal Year 2012: 15,962

* We are currently unable to obtain statistical data due to the NGI Increment 3 deployment on May 5, 2013. Data will not be available until further notice.


Biometric Services Section
Quality Improvement Unit
Statistical Trending, Analysis & Reporting Group
December 05, 2013