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Statistics for national DNA Data Bank

Issued: February 15, 2017

Match Inventory Report
Type Hits
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 43,845
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 4,996
Total 48,841
National DNA Data Bank Investigations Assisted
Offence Total
Murder 2,968
Sexual assault 5,054
Attempted murder 909
Robbery (Armed) 4,944
B&E 12,866
Assault 3,405
Other 13,699
Total 43,845
DNA Profiles contained In The Data Bank
Type Total
Currently in Convicted Offender Index (CODIS) 343,212
Currently in the Crime Scene Index (CODIS) 128,395
Total 471,607

The NDDB receives 500 to 600 samples per week

Crime Scene Index Profiles Received
Forensic Labs Total
LSJML 38,931
CFS 46,807
RCMP Labs 42,657
Total 128,395
  • 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 5,024 1.32%
Prospective * 374,650 98.68%
Total 379,674 100.00%

* 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 202,001 53.66%
Secondary 174,462 46.34%
Total number of kits entered 376,463 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 40,704 10.72%
British Columbia 44,269 11.66%
Manitoba 23,219 6.12%
New Brunswick 4,864 1.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 5,357 1.41%
Nova Scotia 10,100 2.66%
Northwest Territories 2,125 0.56%
Nunavut 1,957 0.52%
Ontario 166,166 43.77%
Prince Edward Island 986 0.26%
Quebec 63,127 16.63%
Saskatchewan 16,136 4.25%
Yukon 664 0.17%
Total 379,674 100.00%
Type of Data Bank Samples Received From Convicted Offenders
Type Number Percent
Blood 374,717 98.60%
Buccal 4,636 1.30%
Hair 321 0.10%
Total 379,674 100.00%
Endorsements Received Since January 1, 2008
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.01%
Prospective 119,947 99.99%
Total 119,955 100.00%
Type Total Percent
Primary 51,902 43.60%
Secondary 67,144 56.40%
Total Endorsements Entered 119,046 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 12,660 10.55%
British Columbia 14,660 12.22%
Manitoba 6,359 5.30%
New Brunswick 325 0.27%
Newfoundland & Labrador 787 0.66%
Nova Scotia 1,961 1.63%
Northwest Territories 532 0.44%
Nunavut 389 0.32%
Ontario 67,706 56.44%
Prince Edward Island 68 0.06%
Quebec 11,937 9.95%
Saskatchewan 2,400 2.00%
Yukon 171 0.14%
Total 119,955 100.00%

Rejections

5,609 Rejected samples
1,951 Rejected endorsements