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Statistics for national DNA Data Bank

Issued: September 30, 2017

Match Inventory Report
Type Hits
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 47,007
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 5,288
Total 52,295
National DNA Data Bank Investigations Assisted
Offence Total
Murder 3,152
Sexual assault 5,328
Attempted murder 953
Robbery (Armed) 5,254
B&E 22,830
Assault 3,694
Other 5,796
Total 47,007
DNA Profiles contained In The Data Bank
Type Total
Currently in Convicted Offender Index (CODIS) 356,604
Currently in the Crime Scene Index (CODIS) 136,791
Total 493,395

The NDDB receives 500 to 600 samples per week

Crime Scene Index Profiles Received
Forensic Labs Total
LSJML 40,582
CFS 50,224
RCMP Labs 45,985
Total 136,791
  • LSJML is the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale in Montréal.
  • CFS is the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.
  • RCMP forensic laboratories includes Vancouver, Edmonton and Ottawa.
Convicted Offender Samples Received
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 5,025 1.28%
Prospective * 388,966 98.72%
Total 393,991 100.00%

* Prospective category includes the total of Prospective and Retrospective DNA orders received. The Retrospective category no longer exists since January of 2008.

Type Total Percent
Primary 209,743 53.69%
Secondary 180,885 46.31%
Total number of kits entered 390,628 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 42,262 10.73%
British Columbia 45,762 11.61%
Manitoba 24,180 6.14%
New Brunswick 5,039 1.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 5,531 1.40%
Nova Scotia 10,427 2.65%
Northwest Territories 2,175 0.55%
Nunavut 2,013 0.51%
Ontario 172,456 43.77%
Prince Edward Island 1,024 0.26%
Quebec 65,716 16.68%
Saskatchewan 16,709 4.24%
Yukon 697 0.18%
Total 393,991 100.00%
Type of Data Bank Samples Received From Convicted Offenders
Type Number Percent
Blood 388,846 98.60%
Buccal 4,818 1.30%
Hair 327 0.10%
Total 393,991 100.00%
Endorsements Received Since January 1, 2008
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.01%
Prospective 131,416 99.99%
Total 131,424 100.00%
Type Total Percent
Primary 56,784 43.53%
Secondary 73,669 56.47%
Total Endorsements Entered 130,453 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 13,934 10.60%
British Columbia 15,911 12.11%
Manitoba 7,051 5.37%
New Brunswick 393 0.30%
Newfoundland & Labrador 867 0.66%
Nova Scotia 2,140 1.63%
Northwest Territories 577 0.44%
Nunavut 411 0.31%
Ontario 74,240 56.49%
Prince Edward Island 76 0.06%
Quebec 12,947 9.85%
Saskatchewan 2,691 2.05%
Yukon 186 0.14%
Total 131,424 100.00%

Rejections

5,926 Rejected samples
2,103 Rejected endorsements