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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/04/2004   
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Feature Article - CrimTrac

CrimTrac is an initiative of the Commonwealth Government being undertaken in conjunction with all State and Territory governments. At a national level, CrimTrac is about '…the development, implementation and management of advanced information systems that assist police nationally in their law enforcement and crime prevention roles' (CrimTrac Strategic Plan 2001-2005, Vision statement).

Prior to CrimTrac, Australian Police Services utilised the former National Exchange of Police Information systems such as the old fingerprint system and criminal histories database. This arrangement changed with the establishment of the Commonwealth’s CrimTrac Agency on 1 July 2001. The Agency, as well as providing national police record checking services, is also responsible for the delivery of the following national systems:

  • a new National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS);
  • a new National Criminal Investigation DNA Database (NCIDD); and
  • a redeveloped and enhanced version of existing Police Reference Systems within a new integrated CrimTrac system (CPRS).

More information on the CrimTrac Agency, and the CrimTrac initiative from a Commonwealth perspective, is available at

CrimTrac in Tasmania
National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS)
National Criminal Investigation DNA Database (NCIDD)
DNA profiling in Tasmania

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