Automatic Number Place Recognition data (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4390
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How much Automatic Number Plate Recognition data does the Metropolitan Police Service retain beyond the normal two year deletion period.  What is its nature and the number of these plate 'reads'?

Answer

Answer for Automatic Number Place Recognition data (1)

Answer for Automatic Number Place Recognition data (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are around 38,000,000 ANPR reads gathered around the UK each day, hence the database contains around 21,000,000,000 reads that are older than 2 years. Once the NAS becomes operational, it is unlikely the MPS will hold any older data. 'Reads' over 2 years old only include textual data.