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NEC reduces criminal activity in China

Anuradha Shukla | June 4, 2012
Deploys its automated fingerprint identification system in Anhui Province.

NEC has significantly reduced criminal activity in China by deploying its automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) in Anhui Province.

The company has to its credit a series of accomplishments related to the deployments of the NEC AFIS system in Anhui Province, the largest of its kind in China.

The NEC AFIS system, says the company, comprises of 2,300 units that have successfully produced a database of over 11 million registered fingerprints taken from arrested suspects and crime scenes.

This project began in March 2011 when the Public Safety Authority of the Anhui's province launched a large-scale NEC AFIS to help with criminal investigations.

Within a year this province was at the number one position by a large margin according to an annual study conducted by Public Safety Authority searching to identify latent fingerprints from unresolved cases in China.

High precision system

NEC specializes in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. Its high precision AFIS system is globally deployed in more than 30 countries in support of law enforcement, national ID systems, immigration offices and others.      

The suspect detection (hit) rate on latent fingerprint inquiries has increased by more than 10 times the usual rate through the deployment of NEC AFIS system in the Anhui Province. 

The system delivered a superior hit rate when compared to other provinces for major crimes such as homicide.

NEC will continue deploying large-scale AFIS throughout China, including systems for the Public Safety Authority in additional provinces.


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