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IC (Identity Codes) Numbers are codes used by the British police to describe a person's apparent ethnicity.
The codes are:
- IC1- White European
- IC2- Dark European (Mediterranean / Hispanic)
- IC3- Afro-Caribbean
- IC4- Asian (South Asian)
- IC5- Oriental (East Asian)
- IC6- Arab/North African
- IC7 or 0- Unknown
Used in many a Police Procedural
, especially The Bill
Although it's not used universally; the London Metropolitan Police came up with the idea and were the only ones to really make official use of it until a national system was brought in in 2000. Appearances in fiction outside of the M25 are usually a result of poor research.