Investigators & Analysts

Investigative Tools Built Exclusively for Law Enforcement

More than 75% of crimes committed* and 67% of abduction** involve a vehicle.

Investigators and Analysts
Investigators & Analysts
  • Solve Crimes Faster

It starts with a vehicle

Some of the most notorious crimes - and cases solved - in history involved a vehicle.

  • D.C. snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo spotted at a rest stop in the early morning hours in a blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan.
  • Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh apprehended during a traffic stop for driving a yellow Mercury Marquis without a license plate.
  • Ted Bundy, picked up for a driving violation, arousing suspicion by attempting to flee the scene in his Volkswagon with his car lights off and speeding through stop signs.

27 billion unique vehicle records. No cost for law enforcement agencies. CARFAX: the brand law enforcement and citizens trust.


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Vehicle History Reports

The definitive search tool for vehicle history. Track location, accident data and service records.

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Partial License Plate Search

Search for vehicles-of-interest with just three license plate characters. Filter by make, model, color and more to narrow down your search.

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VIN Alerts

Click-it-and-forget-it alerts. We obtain new information on the vehicle, you receive an instant notification.

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High Mileage Alerts

Identify questionable vehicles involved in dealership and rental car fraud, as well as vehicles with altered VINs

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Driver Exchange

Clear the road quicker - in up to 50% less time. Reduce time spent filing accident reports by up to 30 minutes for each incident

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Crash Report Center

Nationwide access to our database of accident reports to identify persons and vehicles of interest. You can search by plate, VIN or name.

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“If it involves a car and a crime, the CARFAX tools tend to be useful to us in our investigations.”

Deputy Chief Michael O'Connor
Atlanta Police Department, GA
Atlanta Police Department, GA

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* Source: FBI, Criminal Evidence Principles and Cases, seventh edition

* * Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. "Analysis of Attempted Abduction Trends Data Collected: January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2020."