Identification means determination of individuality of a person. This work was undertaken to study the fingerprint pattern and Gender distribution of fingerprints. The present study was conducted at department of Forensic Medicine MMIMSR, Mullana from Nov 2014 to July 2016. Total number of subjects included were 250 Males and 250 Females. Amongst male age group ranged from 18-64 years mean age was 31.88+9.17 and amongst female age group ranged from 18-64 years with the mean age of 33.5+10.12. The results showed that the most frequent pattern among both Males and Females was Ulnar loop (37.7%) in Males and (45.2%) in Females. It was followed by Plain whorl (24.4%) in Males and (22.0%) in Females. Least noted pattern among both Males (0.7%) and Females (0.3%) was Exceptional Arch. Mean ridge count in Males and Females was 12.58 and 12.03 respectively. The ridge count in Males was slightly more than Females.
- Ridge count