Uttar Pradesh Police would soon compile a comprehensive database on criminals to keep a check on crimes in the state, a senior government official has said.

The comprehensive database with profiles of each offender would provide instant access to information on anti-social elements, State Additional Director General (Law and Order) Brij Lal said.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Mr. Lal said the database would consist details such as names of offenders, methods of operation, property details, previous cases, police station jurisdiction in which the criminals resided, details of arrests and weapons used to commit the crimes.

The data, which would help in tracking suspects in the event of a crime, will also help in prevention of crimes, he said.

It will be stored in the crime records bureau of the state police wing, Mr. Lal said.

Instructions have been given to police officers to ensure that pending arrest warrants are executed at the earliest, he added.