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Statistics for national DNA Data Bank

Issued: March 15, 2017

Match Inventory Report
Type Hits
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 44,272
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 5,027
Total 49,299
National DNA Data Bank Investigations Assisted
Offence Total
Murder 2,994
Sexual assault 5,091
Attempted murder 911
Robbery (Armed) 4,985
B&E 12,890
Assault 3,433
Other 13,968
Total 44,272
DNA Profiles contained In The Data Bank
Type Total
Currently in Convicted Offender Index (CODIS) 344,977
Currently in the Crime Scene Index (CODIS) 129,629
Total 474,606

The NDDB receives 500 to 600 samples per week

Crime Scene Index Profiles Received
Forensic Labs Total
LSJML 39,129
CFS 47,412
RCMP Labs 43,088
Total 129,629
  • 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 * 376,642 98.68%
Total 381,666 100.00%

* 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 203,128 53.67%
Secondary 175,315 46.33%
Total number of kits entered 378,443 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 40,919 10.72%
British Columbia 44,482 11.65%
Manitoba 23,372 6.12%
New Brunswick 4,889 1.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 5,383 1.41%
Nova Scotia 10,172 2.67%
Northwest Territories 2,131 0.56%
Nunavut 1,964 0.51%
Ontario 166,955 43.74%
Prince Edward Island 988 0.26%
Quebec 63,538 16.65%
Saskatchewan 16,198 4.24%
Yukon 675 0.18%
Total 381,666 100.00%
Type of Data Bank Samples Received From Convicted Offenders
Type Number Percent
Blood 376,695 98.60%
Buccal 4,649 1.30%
Hair 322 0.10%
Total 381,666 100.00%
Endorsements Received Since January 1, 2008
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.01%
Prospective 121,498 99.99%
Total 121,506 100.00%
Type Total Percent
Primary 52,590 43.61%
Secondary 67,994 56.39%
Total Endorsements Entered 120,584 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 12,864 10.59%
British Columbia 14,831 12.21%
Manitoba 6,453 5.31%
New Brunswick 338 0.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 801 0.66%
Nova Scotia 2,009 1.65%
Northwest Territories 536 0.44%
Nunavut 391 0.32%
Ontario 68,515 56.39%
Prince Edward Island 68 0.06%
Quebec 12,079 9.94%
Saskatchewan 2,445 2.01%
Yukon 176 0.14%
Total 121,506 100.00%

Rejections

5,638 Rejected samples
1,978 Rejected endorsements