29+ Biometrics Statistics for 2024

Biometrics statistics

Welcome to our curated and vetted list of 29+ biometrics statistics for 2024.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what we’ll cover:

Top Biometrics Statistics

  • By 2025, the global biometric system market is expected to hit nearly $68.6B.
  • As of 2022, biometrics are enabled on 81% of smartphones.
  • In 2023, 46% of passengers used biometrics at airports, a jump from 34% in 2022.
  • More than 176M Americans use facial recognition technology.

Market Overview

01. By 2025, the global biometric system market is expected to hit $68.60B.

Global Biometric System Market Revenue: 2020–2027In Billion USD

02. The worldwide digital identity solution market is set to grow from $28B in 2022 to about $71B in 2027.

Global Value of the Digital Identity Solution Market: 2020–2027In Billion USD

03. The global biometric authentication and identification market is set to hit nearly $100B by 2027, growing at a 14.6% annual rate from 2019.

Worldwide Market Size for Biometric Authentication and Identification: 2019 vs 2027In Billion USD

04. The European market for human augmentation, including AR, VR, biometrics, and more, is expected to soar from $57.83B in 2022 to $219.63B in 2029.

05. The AFIS (automated fingerprint identification systems) market, valued at $5.32B in 2022, is expected to grow to $15.42B by 2028.

Worldwide AFIS Market Value: 2022 vs. 2028In Billion USD

06. Valued at about $5B in 2022, the facial recognition market revenue is expected to expand to $19.3B by 2032.

Global Facial Recognition Market Revenue: 2019–2032In Billion USD

07. The contactless biometric technologies market, valued at an estimated $12.07B in 2024, is expected to grow to $37.1B by 2030.

Global Contactless Biometric Technologies Market Value: 2020–2030In Billion USD

08. The market for iris recognition is projected to exceed $8B by 2027.

Global Iris Recognition Market Value: 2019–2027In Billion USD

09. Growing at a 23.7% CAGR, the global voice recognition market is expected to expand from $9.56B in 2021 to $49.79B by 2029.

Worldwide Market Size of Voice Recognition: 2021–2029In Billion USD

10. The signature verification market, valued at $957.24M in 2019, is expected to expand to $4.8B by 2026.

Global Signature Verification Market Value: 2019–2026In Million USD

Sources: Fortune Business Insights, GlobeNewswire, Market Research Future, MarketsandMarkets, Mordor Intelligence, Precedence Research, Research and Markets, Statista #1, Statista #2, Stellar Market Research

Usage and Public Perception of Biometrics

11. In 2023, 46% of passengers used biometrics at airports, a jump from 34% in 2022.

12. A significant 75% of travelers prefer biometrics to conventional passports and boarding passes.

13. Roughly 46% of travelers who’ve used biometric identification report an 85% satisfaction rate.

14. About 40% of travelers would be more open to biometric solutions if they knew their personal information was secure, a jump from 33% in 2022.

15. As of 2022, biometrics are enabled on 81% of smartphones.

Biometrics are enabled on 81% of smartphones

16. More than 176M Americans use facial recognition technology, 131M of whom use it daily.

17. The most prevalent use of facial recognition is for unlocking phones, laptops, and personal computers (68%).

Primary Applications of Facial Recognition TechnologyIn %
Unlocking a phone, laptop, or another personal computer68
Logging in to an app on a phone, such as a healthcare portal or ticketing app51
Accessing a bank account or another financial institution42

18. Americans are most receptive to facial recognition for enhanced safety at airports (55%), banks (54%), and medical offices (53%).

Where Are You Most Open to the Use of Facial Recognition Technology for Improved Safety?In %
Medical offices53
Sports stadiums29
Public transportation28
Retail and grocery stores26

19. Facial recognition for saving preferences on shared equipment (e.g., at gyms) is used by 12% of people aged 18–34, versus 6% of those aged 35–54 and 1% over 55.

20. In the 18–34 age group, 15% use facial recognition for accessing work and clocking in/out, compared to 9% (35–54 age group) and 3% (55+).

21. Most Americans (81%) approve of facial recognition for passport controls.

Acceptance of Facial Recognition in the US by Case (2022)In %
Passport control81
Building access72
Police surveillance55
Retail purchase49
Emotion analysis42
Personalized advertising40

22. In 2022, the primary concerns with biometric technologies were linked databases causing mass surveillance (73%) and misidentification (59%).

Global Concerns regarding Biometrics (2022)In %
Linked databases leading to mass surveillance73
Demographic differentials/ bias56
Use in social media35
Commercial uses20
Police use of body-worn cameras10
Ancestry/DNA testing11
Hygiene/ health concerns8
Nothing – the public isn’t concerned4

Sources: Biometrics Institute, Duo Security, FaceMe, GetApp, Passenger Terminal Today

23. Over half (54%) of industry experts cite privacy and data protection concerns as the primary restraint on the biometrics market.

What Are the Main Limitations of the Biometrics Market?In %
Privacy/data protection concerns54
Lack of public trust47
Legislation and governance43
Misinformation about biometrics37
Data sharing concerns33

24. A majority (57%) of industry experts doubt that policy and regulation will keep up with biometric tech advancements to ensure privacy and data protection.

25. Nearly 54% of industry professionals believe that by 2030, people will routinely consider future data custodians when sharing biometric data with organizations.

26. Industry professionals anticipate AI (26%) to lead in the most significant biometric developments over the next five years.

Which Areas Will See the Greatest Biometrics Advancement in the Next 5 Years?In %
Artificial intelligence26
Digital identity22
Digital wallets9
National identity7
Border control/security6

27. A significant 87% of industry professionals believe that public perception of emerging AI technologies will impact their outlook on future biometric applications.

28. Industry professionals (87%) agree that extensive citizen education on data protection and privacy, including specific implementations, is key to advancing biometric acceptance.

29. Most experts foresee facial recognition (45%) to have the highest growth in usage, followed by multimodal (16%).

What Biometric Technology Is Anticipated to Experience the Most Significant Increase in Usage?In %

Sources: Biometrics Institute

Stacking It All Up

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