A new Metropolitan Police project is the use of a machine which captures shoe print patterns to compare against footwear marks found at crime scenes.
The first of its kind in Europe, this scanner technology will possibly reduce the cost per scan to the Police Force to 1p!
The new technology has allegedly helped convict up to 70 burglars in just 8 months. The time taken to develop footprints has gone from 5 days to 2 minutes..
The National Footwear Strategic Group is working with a Met hub to make a library of templates which will help identify various makes and types of footwear instantly making it easier while the villains are in custody.
Many forms of technology have been developed in this field over the last few years which enables forces to further their fight on crime in communities. Shoe print analysis has become a major growth area recently making for an extremely sophisticated intelligence tool!
From Nike to Jimmy Choo – you burglars better watch out!