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Statistics for national DNA Data Bank

Issued: January 15, 2017

Match Inventory Report
Type Hits
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 43,346
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 4,928
Total 48,274
National DNA Data Bank Investigations Assisted
Offence Total
Murder 2,947
Sexual assault 5,007
Attempted murder 901
Robbery (Armed) 4,892
B&E 12,844
Assault 3,361
Other 13,394
Total 43,346
DNA Profiles contained In The Data Bank
Type Total
Currently in Convicted Offender Index (CODIS) 341,833
Currently in the Crime Scene Index (CODIS) 126,942
Total 468,775

The NDDB receives 500 to 600 samples per week

Crime Scene Index Profiles Received
Forensic Labs Total
LSJML 38,713
CFS 46,054
RCMP Labs 42,175
Total 126,942
  • 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 5,023 1.33%
Prospective * 372,128 98.67%
Total 377,151 100.00%

* 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 200,619 53.65%
Secondary 173,325 46.35%
Total number of kits entered 373,944 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 40,455 10.73%
British Columbia 44,052 11.68%
Manitoba 23,076 6.12%
New Brunswick 4,829 1.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 5,336 1.41%
Nova Scotia 9,990 2.65%
Northwest Territories 2,111 0.56%
Nunavut 1,951 0.52%
Ontario 165,034 43.76%
Prince Edward Island 979 0.26%
Quebec 62,678 16.62%
Saskatchewan 16,000 4.24%
Yukon 660 0.17%
Total 377,151 100.00%
Type of Data Bank Samples Received From Convicted Offenders
Type Number Percent
Blood 372,234 98.60%
Buccal 4,597 1.30%
Hair 320 0.10%
Total 377,151 100.00%
Endorsements Received Since January 1, 2008
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.01%
Prospective 117,894 99.99%
Total 117,902 100.00%
Type Total Percent
Primary 51,006 43.60%
Secondary 65,988 56.40%
Total Endorsements Entered 116,994 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 12,446 10.56%
British Columbia 14,484 12.28%
Manitoba 6,218 5.27%
New Brunswick 308 0.26%
Newfoundland & Labrador 774 0.66%
Nova Scotia 1,865 1.58%
Northwest Territories 521 0.44%
Nunavut 386 0.33%
Ontario 66,570 56.46%
Prince Edward Island 67 0.06%
Quebec 11,758 9.97%
Saskatchewan 2,336 1.98%
Yukon 169 0.14%
Total 117,902 100.00%

Rejections

5,571 Rejected samples
1,941 Rejected endorsements