In 2005 it was reported that there have been 193 errors with the CRB, with innocent people being mixed with guilty people.
Nearly 200 people have been wrongly labelled as criminals by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
The names of 193 people were mistakenly linked with convictions held on the police national computer, according to reports on BBC Radio Five Live.
In some cases the names of those being vetted by the bureau were similar or identical to those of actual criminals. In others, the criminals had given someone else’s personal details to the authorities to avoid a police record.
The CRB does background checks on those who work with children or vulnerable people. It was planned as a ‘one-stop shop’ to give employers details about an individual’s convictions and cautions, as well as intelligence on them gathered by police.