Automatic license plate readers on police cars are being used to compile databases of vehicles including the plate number (which can be used to identify the owner), location, date and time of the reading. (\

Analyst Comment: This information can be used to create what is called a “pattern of life,” a product we create in intelligence analysis for targeting people in capture / kill operations. You can infer a lot about a person’s movements and routines with just basic information like this.