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Statistics for national DNA Data Bank

Issued: August 17, 2016

Match Inventory Report
Type Hits
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 41,400
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 4,700
Total 46,100
National DNA Data Bank Investigations Assisted
Offence Total
Murder 2,849
Sexual assault 4,812
Attempted murder 859
Robbery (Armed) 4,663
B&E 12,705
Assault 3,219
Other 12,293
Total 41,400
DNA Profiles contained In The Data Bank
Type Total
Currently in Convicted Offender Index (CODIS) 334,300
Currently in the Crime Scene Index (CODIS) 121,818
Total 456,118

The NDDB receives 500 to 600 samples per week

Crime Scene Index Profiles Received
Forensic Labs Total
LSJML 37,774
CFS 43,818
RCMP Labs 40,226
Total 121,818
  • 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 5,022 1.36%
Prospective * 363,593 98.64%
Total 368,615 100.00%

* 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 196,022 53.64%
Secondary 169,414 46.36%
Total number of kits entered 365,436 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 39,511 10.72%
British Columbia 43,234 11.73%
Manitoba 22,464 6.09%
New Brunswick 4,721 1.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 5,234 1.42%
Nova Scotia 9,837 2.67%
Northwest Territories 2,081 0.56%
Nunavut 1,904 0.52%
Ontario 161,229 43.74%
Prince Edward Island 954 0.26%
Quebec 61,117 16.58%
Saskatchewan 15,694 4.26%
Yukon 635 0.17%
Total 368,615 100.00%
Type of Data Bank Samples Received From Convicted Offenders
Type Number Percent
Blood 363,825 98.60%
Buccal 4,472 1.30%
Hair 318 0.10%
Total 368,615 100.00%
Endorsements Received Since January 1, 2008
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.01%
Prospective 110,949 99.99%
Total 110,957 100.00%
Type Total Percent
Primary 48,050 43.65%
Secondary 62,020 56.35%
Total Endorsements Entered 110,070 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 11,652 10.50%
British Columbia 13,744 12.39%
Manitoba 5,830 5.25%
New Brunswick 281 0.25%
Newfoundland & Labrador 724 0.65%
Nova Scotia 1,812 1.63%
Northwest Territories 488 0.44%
Nunavut 371 0.33%
Ontario 62,540 56.36%
Prince Edward Island 60 0.05%
Quebec 11,110 10.01%
Saskatchewan 2,191 1.97%
Yukon 154 0.14%
Total 110,957 100.00%

Rejections

5,463 Rejected samples
1,887 Rejected endorsements