The NMPR is a single on-line property search system for the UK Law Enforcement agencies. For the first time it allows the police to search any identifiable item of property to view its registered owners details, if it's been reported stolen to the system by the police anywhere in the UK, by the owner, the insurance company or in the case of a mobile phone, a network.
Virtually all the forces in the UK use the NMPR with nearly a hundred thousand officers with access via their control centres, handheld devices and computer systems. Hundreds of thousands of checks have been run since the system went live with many arrests and charges brought as a result of the information held on the NMPR database.
Uniquely members of the public can interact with the NMPR by reporting their stolen property via the national property register at immobilise.com. This allows any force in the UK to view the owners details and any associated crime report information.
The NMPR is central to the reduction and idenfication of mobile phone crime. As well as allowing officers to view ownership details of handset owners who have registered via immobilise.com it also allows them to view if a phone has been reprogrammed or been blocked by the UK networks after it has been reported to them as lost or stolen.