Biometrics aided Dubai Police solving 2,290 cases

According to the information released by the General Department of Forensics and Criminology at Dubai Police investigators solved 2,290 cases since 2017 by examining multiple forensics biometrics in physical and visual forensic evidence.

According to Major General Ahmad Thani bin Ghalaita, the work of police personnel, including experts and specialists, is no longer limited to analysing evidence from crime scenes to search for and apprehend offenders.

“Today, proactivity has become a binding act that requires us to anticipate future challenges and develop solutions, practices and techniques to counter emerging criminal methods. Therefore, and per the directives of Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, we started utilising biometric fingerprints other than the faceprint we used as visual forensic evidence to reveal the identity of the accused,” he said.

Bin Ghalaita confirmed that Dubai Police forensic experts have successfully employed forensic biometrics to overcome challenges that avoided faceprints when identifying perpetrators wearing face masks during the outbreak of COVID-19.

Last year Dubai Police forensics department solved 99 per cent of the criminal cases assigned to its General Department of Forensics and Criminology – surpassing its own target of 95.5 per cent

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