Criminals today are highly mobile and evidence of their crimes is often scattered across cities, countries, and even continents. A seemingly insignificant gun-related incident in one jurisdiction can often be linked to a more serious crime elsewhere.
Today, thanks to IBIS technology, links among two or more crimes committed with the same gun can be generated in hours, even minutes, giving investigators potential leads much faster and exponentially improving their chances of apprehending perpetrators. In fact, IBIS has been instrumental in linking over 400,000 cases worldwide.
Criminals regularly travel across jurisdictions and borders so IBIS’ intrinsic ability to network and seamlessly share data means that critical cross-jurisdictional links can be made and shared on regional, national, and international levels.
Currently, IBIS powers numerous ballistics networks, enabling intelligence sharing by over 300 agencies around the world. Notably, the INTERPOL Ballistic Information Network (IBIN) connects some 75 agencies in almost 30 countries.
IBIN is the only large-scale international ballistic data sharing network in the world. It allows law enforcement to develop new investigative leads based on ballistic cross-comparison and to find links between separate crime scenes from different countries that could otherwise have gone undetected.
As the cycle of gun violence continues to escalate around the world, Forensic Technology remains committed to pushing the limits of ballistic identification technology and providing law enforcement agencies with the most advanced gun-crime investigative solutions and tools on the planet.