The first fingerprint conviction ever


WORLD'S FIRST
FINGERPRINT CONVICTION

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the world's first fingerprint conviction?

On June 27 1902 someone broke into a house in Denmark Hill, London and stole some billiard balls.

The police noticed some fingerprints on a newly painted windowsill and the Fingerprint Bureau was called in.

The left thumb left the best print and it was photographed, then taken to the bureau and compared to prints on file.

A match was found and it belonged to a 41 year old laborer named Harry Jackson.

On September 13 1902 Harry Jackson was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in prison and became the world's first person to be convicted based on fingerprint evidence.


The first fingerprint conviction ever

The first fingerprint conviction ever

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