Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

NSW. 2007 ‘Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS).’ New South Wales Police Force Annual Report 2006-2007 (Section 5), pp.59-60. Sydney: New South Wales Police Force. 31 October

Relevant contents

Improved Systems and Processes

NSW has the largest database of firearms related evidence in Australia. Forensic ballistics has been revolutionised in NSW with the introduction of the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) in June 2000…

IBIS is a computer system that enables police to store forensic information on bullets and fired cartridge cases, and make super-fast automated comparisons against evidence collected at crime scenes and from confiscated firearms.

The NSW IBIS database contains information from all unsolved crime in NSW dating back to the early 1970s. It also contains information from NSW Police Force issue firearms and all private security industry handguns…

IBIS has recorded 202 hits since it was introduced, which linked 404 firearm related crimes including illegal gun possession, drive-by shootings, attempted murders and homicides. As at 30 June 2007 the NSW IBIS database contained information on 19,892 fired cartridge cases and 7,705 bullets…

[NSW = New South Wales; IBIS = Integrated Ballistics Identification System]

ID: Q11695

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.