Locating persons of interest based on license plate recognition information

  • US 8,768,009 B1
  • Filed: 07/26/2012
  • Issued: 07/01/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/26/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving an indication of a license plate number of a vehicle associated with a person of interest;

    determining a plurality of LPR instances recognized within a search zone around any of a plurality of possible locations of the person of interest by one or more processors, wherein a possible location of the person of interest includes any of a location of an LPR instance that matches the license plate number and an address location associated with the person of interest;

    determining a distance between a location of each of a plurality of LPR instances matching a license plate number associated with a person of interest and each address associated with the person of interest;

    determining an average distance to the plurality of LPR instances for each address location; and

    ranking the plurality of possible locations of the person of interest based at least in part on a plurality of License Plate Recognition (LPR) instances that match the license plate number, wherein the ranking of the plurality of possible locations of the person of interest is based at least in part on the determined average distances for each address location.

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