Cellebrite’s 2022 Industry Trends Survey Reveals Digital Evidence’s ‘Tipping Point’ Has Been Reached, Creating New Challenges for Law Enforcement



Digital evidence ‘more important’ than physical evidence and DNA to successfully prosecute cases

New challenges include a growing backlog of devices delaying investigations

PETAH TIKVAH, Israel and TYSONS CORNER, Va., Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cellebrite DI Ltd. (Nasdaq: CLBT), a global leader in digital intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors, today announced the results of the 2022 Industry Trends Survey. The 2022 Industry Trends Survey, a study commissioned by Cellebrite, reveals that most law enforcement agencies and prosecutors believe that digital evidence is more important than physical evidence and the DNA to carry out prosecutions.

The data, collected from more than 2,000 police chiefs, agency managers, examiners, investigators and prosecutors, illustrates how sources of digital evidence – including smartphones, laptops, social media, open source, cryptocurrency, CCTV, vehicles and drones – are creating increased challenges for law enforcement.

The survey results reinforce the need for law enforcement around the world to invest in digital forensics training for existing staff, recruit more technology expertise to their teams, and partner with software providers that can help them manage digital evidence more effectively.

Here are some of the main findings of the survey:

  • 74% of agency heads agree that there is a growing technology skills gap in policing, making it even more difficult for police forces to collect, manage, analyze, store and use of digital evidence necessary to obtain judgments from the courts.
  • 48% of police chiefs and agency managers rate their digital transformation strategy as bad or mediocre.
  • 66% of respondents agree that digital evidence, including laptops, mobile phones, USB drives and CCTV, has overtaken physical evidence in its importance in solving cases.
  • 51% of reviewers agree that the backlog of devices requiring evidence extraction has increased over the past year.
  • The average number of days it takes for investigators to receive an extraction report increased from six to nine days last year.

Detective Sergeant Chris Collins of the Lake Jackson Police Department said, “Access to digital evidence is vitally important to resolving cases as quickly as possible, and the data from this investigation is proof of that. As digital evidence grows in volume and scope, investigators, analysts and prosecutors need accurate data to speed up justice, and Cellebrite offers solutions to achieve this goal.

Leeor Ben-Peretz, Chief Strategy Officer at Cellebrite, said: “There is a common misconception among the public that collecting evidence to prosecute crimes is all about plastic bags, fingerprints and blood swabs. DNA. It’s an archaic view of the policing world – informed by movies and TV shows – and one that fundamentally ignores the massive and growing role that digital evidence plays.

Cellebrite’s 4th Annual Industry Trends Survey provides deep insight into trends affecting and defining how global law enforcement agencies, military organizations and the intelligence community operate today.

Based on 2,000 responses from law enforcement professionals in 119 countries, the 2022 Industry Trends Survey provides insight into how agencies are dealing with far-reaching challenges. To view the 2022 Cellebrite Industry Trends Survey, go here.

About Cellebrite

Cellebrite’s (NASDAQ: CLBT) mission is to enable its customers to protect and save lives, expedite justice and uphold privacy in communities around the world. We are a global leader in digital intelligence solutions for the public and private sectors, enabling organizations to master the complexities of legally sanctioned digital investigations by streamlining intelligence processes. Trusted by thousands of leading agencies and enterprises worldwide, Cellebrite’s digital intelligence platform and solutions are transforming the way clients collect, review, analyze and manage survey data sanctioned by law. To learn more, visit us at www.cellebrite.com.

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