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Trace is the largest database of property reported stolen to America's law enforcement agencies. It holds millions of serial numbers of stolen goods from thousands of police and associated agencies that can be searched FREE by citizens and the police to allow them to avoid buying stolen goods or to identify goods that are recovered.

Operated by Recipero

The service is operated by Recipero who are one of the world's largest data collection companies and provides due-diligence checking services across the globe to citizens, the second-hand trade, pawnbrokers, retailers, insurers, mobile phone networks, law enforcement and government departments.

Checking on Trace

Checking on Trace is FREE of charge for citizens and police. You can check by serial number for any item of property and we will tell you if it's been recorded as stolen in data supplied by the FBI Stolen Articles file on the NCIC database - all FREE of charge. To run a search you do need to register first but this only takes a minute. Sign-up now.

Report Stolen Goods To Trace

The information that Trace website provides free access to search is provided by thousands of police and associated law-enforcement agencies via the FBI Stolen Articles file on the NCIC database.

To ensure stolen property is correctly recorded for investigation and inclusion on Trace please report all stolen goods and related crimes to your local law enforcement agency, requesting that they make the report available to the FBI Stolen Articles file on the NCIC database.

Latest News

Trace to continue to provide free public access to the FBI Stolen Articles File...

Criminal Justice Information Services sub-committee has unanimously agreed that the arrangement to supply information to Trace by Recipero should be permanent.

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Boston and Texas Police recommend Trace...

The US law enforcement agencies encourage Citizens to use Trace.

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