National Mobile Property Register

What does it do?
The NMPR (National Mobile Property Register) is the national police database of registered property ownership and stolen property records.
It allows officers to search for property by serial numbers to identify the registered owners and whether an item is stolen. They can then contact the owner to return stolen goods and investigate any criminal activity relating to the property.
The NMPR is searched thousands of times a day by forces all over the UK including Scotland and Northern Ireland.
As a member of the public, if you wish to make your property ownership details viewable to the police you can do so by obtaining a FREE account at

About the NMPR
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.
The public and the NMPR
Uniquely members of the public can interact with the NMPR by reporting their stolen property via the national property register at This allows any force in the UK to view the owners details and any associated crime report information.

Mobile phone crime and the NMPR
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 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.
Data Provision
Terms and Conditions of data provision.
Many Police forces and other law enforcement organisations provide data to the NMPR. Regardless of how this is provided it is important to understand how the information is used and the information below explains this.
It is implicit that by providing data to the NMPR it is agreed that such information relating to stolen identifiable property will be shared in full with other law enforcement agencies who are authorised to access the data. The existence of the information, but not the information itself, will be used to provide due diligence checking services for

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