Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
UK. 2010 ‘Law Enforcement / Criminalisation - National Ballistics Intelligence Service.’ National Report of the United Kingdom on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 2. New York, NY: Counter Proliferation Department / Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 1 March
National Ballistics Intelligence Service
The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) database was launched across England and Wales on 28 April 2008. This is a national database of all recovered firearms and ballistic material coming into police possession.
The database also links these ballistics items to intelligence recorded by police forces and other UK Law enforcement agencies and can be used to link firearms incidents.
Regional facilities have been created to allow for the test firing, analysis and the linkage firearms and ballistic material to items submitted from other incidents across the UK.
The NABIS database can help to identify individuals who actively import, store and supply illegal weapons and also to track down those involved in illegally converting or adapting such weapons.