Not legal advice: A NCIC hit alone is not a probable cause to arrest or seize property, but indicates that a stolen report, missing person report, or warrant, etc., may have been filed.
The National Crime Information Center (NCIC), was launched on January 27, 1967 with 5 files and 356,784 records. By the end of Fiscal Year 2011, NCIC comprised 11.7 million active records in 19 files. NCIC averaged 7.9 million transactions per day during FY 2011. The NCIC database presently consists of 21 files.
According to Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11), the inner workings of Louisville Metro Police Department's Crime Information Center takes crime stats to the next level and aims to keep hardened criminals off the streets of Louisville. Find out more here.