IC codes are codes used by the British police in radio communications to describe the apparent ethnicity of a suspect…

IC codes are codes used by the British police in radio communications to describe the apparent ethnicity of a suspect. Originating in the late 1970s, the codes are based on a police officer’s perceived view of an individual’s ethnicity based on a visual assessment, as opposed to that individual’s self-definition. The codes are: 
·        IC1 – White, northern European
·        IC2 – Mediterranean European/Hispanic
·        IC3 – African/Afro-Caribbean
·        IC4 –South Asian
·        IC5 – Chinese, Japanese or South-East Asian
·        IC6 – Middle Eastern
·        IC7 – origin unknown

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