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SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS (NCIC)

Data Element: SCARS, MARKS, TATTOOS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS (NCIC)
Definition: A coded representation of the scars, marks, tattoos and other characteristics of the subject.
Standard of Verification: Observation or reported description of the subject.
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 10
Field Format: 10AN
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 list of scars, marks, tattoos, and other characteristics included in the table is intended to standardize entry of data. Only the listed codes are to be entered in this field. Care must be taken to enter spaces exactly as shown. Restricting data in this field to the listed codes and accurate entry of these codes facilitates off-line searching of this field, for example, all wanted person and missing person records entered for individuals with a missing left eye would have the code MISS L EYE in this Field.
Page Info: DATE STANDARD ESTABLISHED: 4/93