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FINGERPRINT CLASSIFICATION (NCIC)

Data Element: FINGERPRINT CLASSIFICATION (NCIC)
Definition: The pattern type of all ten fingers as represented in the NCIC fingerprint coding scheme.
Standard of Verification: Fingerprint card.
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 20
Field Format: Positions Fingers
1 and 2 Right thumb
3 and 4 Right index
5 and 6 Right middle
7 and 8 Right ring
9 and 10 Right little
11 and 12 Left thumb
13 and 14 Left index
15 and 16 Left middle
17 and 18 Left ring
19 and 20 Left little
Originating Teams: Law Enforcement
User Teams: Law Enforcement
Tables / Codes: Tables/Codes for this data element are available in the NCIC Code Manual, which is accessible to users of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Online (LEO) Network.

Individuals without LEO access that seek to obtain further information can telephone NCIC directly at (305) 625-3000.
Comments: The NCIC fingerprint classification for a set of fingerprints made up of all ulnar loops would be coded as: 12101116141109111713. A combination of loops and whorls with an amputated right index finger would be coded as: 12XX11CO141159TTCI13.
Page Info: DATE STANDARD ESTABLISHED: 4/93