The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Latent Print Unit (LPU) examiners play a vital role in the investigation, identification, and conviction of criminal offenders.
To view a graph representation of the number of identifications (both Automated Fingerprint Identifications and Manual) and the number of items processed for the 2013-2015 statistical period please click here* to view page 48-49 of the 2015 Investigations and Homeland Security Departmental Report.
Thousands of individual prints are identified each year by the LPU. For more than 100 years police agencies have used fingerprints as a viable means of identification. Fingerprints do not change over a person's lifetime, and they are unique to each individual.
For more about fingerprints and latent print identification, go to www.fdiai.org, www.aafs.org, www.theiai.org or,
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Latent Print Unit
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**Official crime data is released by the Uniform Crime Report (FDLE/FBI) on a semi-annual basis only. For the purposes of public education, crime incident numbers used in this document may reflect reported incidents and may differ from those appearing in the annual UCR Report.