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Statistics for national DNA Data Bank

Issued: April 15, 2017

Match Inventory Report
Type Hits
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 44,714
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 5,051
Total 49,765
National DNA Data Bank Investigations Assisted
Offence Total
Murder 3,019
Sexual assault 5,135
Attempted murder 920
Robbery (Armed) 5,030
B&E 22,007
Assault 3,488
Other 5,115
Total 44,714
DNA Profiles contained In The Data Bank
Type Total
Currently in Convicted Offender Index (CODIS) 346,868
Currently in the Crime Scene Index (CODIS) 130,558
Total 477,426

The NDDB receives 500 to 600 samples per week

Crime Scene Index Profiles Received
Forensic Labs Total
LSJML 39,331
CFS 47,688
RCMP Labs 43,539
Total 130,558
  • 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 1.31%
Prospective * 378,499 98.69%
Total 383,523 100.00%

* 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 204,112 53.68%
Secondary 176,152 46.32%
Total number of kits entered 380,264 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 41,087 10.71%
British Columbia 44,699 11.65%
Manitoba 23,509 6.13%
New Brunswick 4,909 1.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 5,401 1.41%
Nova Scotia 10,193 2.66%
Northwest Territories 2,136 0.56%
Nunavut 1,968 0.51%
Ontario 167,797 43.75%
Prince Edward Island 1,001 0.26%
Quebec 63,888 16.66%
Saskatchewan 16,259 4.24%
Yukon 676 0.18%
Total 383,523 100.00%
Type of Data Bank Samples Received From Convicted Offenders
Type Number Percent
Blood 378,534 98.60%
Buccal 4,667 1.30%
Hair 322 0.10%
Total 383,523 100.00%
Endorsements Received Since January 1, 2008
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.01%
Prospective 123,077 99.99%
Total 123,085 100.00%
Type Total Percent
Primary 53,278 43.62%
Secondary 68,874 56.38%
Total Endorsements Entered 122,152 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 12,994 10.56%
British Columbia 15,018 12.20%
Manitoba 6,596 5.36%
New Brunswick 348 0.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 812 0.66%
Nova Scotia 2,017 1.64%
Northwest Territories 539 0.44%
Nunavut 393 0.32%
Ontario 69,420 56.40%
Prince Edward Island 69 0.06%
Quebec 12,226 9.93%
Saskatchewan 2,476 2.01%
Yukon 177 0.14%
Total 123,085 100.00%

Rejections

5,691 Rejected samples
1,996 Rejected endorsements