I was reading a book about Cold Case detectives in New York City and the author mentions “since 1910 the NYC police department now has kept fingerprints of all people arrested. Since 2000, the number of fingerprints is now over one billion on file.”
I find that an unbelieveable number.
Considering there are only 8 million people in NYC now, and I realize a lot of people have lived and died since 1910, plus you’d include all the people arrested in NYC but that don’t live there, but still a billion fingerprints seems like a lot.
Does this sound like it could be accurate?