Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Common menu bar links

Statistics for national DNA Data Bank

Issued: August 15, 2017

Match Inventory Report
Type Hits
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 46,377
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 5,229
Total 51,606
National DNA Data Bank Investigations Assisted
Offence Total
Murder 3,121
Sexual assault 5,269
Attempted murder 942
Robbery (Armed) 5,191
B&E 22,613
Assault 3,626
Other 5,615
Total 46,377
DNA Profiles contained In The Data Bank
Type Total
Currently in Convicted Offender Index (CODIS) 354,017
Currently in the Crime Scene Index (CODIS) 135,023
Total 489,040

The NDDB receives 500 to 600 samples per week

Crime Scene Index Profiles Received
Forensic Labs Total
LSJML 40,251
CFS 49,486
RCMP Labs 45,286
Total 135,023
  • 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 * 386,561 98.72%
Total 391,586 100.00%

* 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 208,469 53.69%
Secondary 179,792 46.31%
Total number of kits entered 388,261 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 41,990 10.72%
British Columbia 45,468 11.61%
Manitoba 24,045 6.14%
New Brunswick 5,011 1.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 5,503 1.41%
Nova Scotia 10,372 2.65%
Northwest Territories 2,166 0.55%
Nunavut 2,000 0.51%
Ontario 171,383 43.77%
Prince Edward Island 1,020 0.26%
Quebec 65,337 16.69%
Saskatchewan 16,603 4.24%
Yukon 688 0.18%
Total 391,586 100.00%
Type of Data Bank Samples Received From Convicted Offenders
Type Number Percent
Blood 386,476 98.60%
Buccal 4,784 1.30%
Hair 326 0.10%
Total 391,586 100.00%
Endorsements Received Since January 1, 2008
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.01%
Prospective 129,145 99.99%
Total 129,153 100.00%
Type Total Percent
Primary 55,819 43.54%
Secondary 72,378 56.46%
Total Endorsements Entered 128,197 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 13,663 10.58%
British Columbia 15,706 12.16%
Manitoba 6,877 5.32%
New Brunswick 387 0.30%
Newfoundland & Labrador 852 0.66%
Nova Scotia 2,112 1.64%
Northwest Territories 569 0.44%
Nunavut 407 0.32%
Ontario 72,928 56.47%
Prince Edward Island 74 0.06%
Quebec 12,763 9.88%
Saskatchewan 2,631 2.04%
Yukon 184 0.14%
Total 129,153 100.00%

Rejections

5,861 Rejected samples
2,053 Rejected endorsements