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Statistics for national DNA Data Bank

Issued: November 30, 2017

Match Inventory Report
Type Hits
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 47,983
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 5,381
Total 53,364
National DNA Data Bank Investigations Assisted
Offence Total
Murder 3,222
Sexual assault 5,421
Attempted murder 965
Robbery (Armed) 5,340
B&E 23,191
Assault 3,770
Other 6,074
Total 47,983
DNA Profiles contained In The Data Bank
Type Total
Currently in Convicted Offender Index (CODIS) 359,744
Currently in the Crime Scene Index (CODIS) 139,330
Total 499,074

The NDDB receives 500 to 600 samples per week

Crime Scene Index Profiles Received
Forensic Labs Total
LSJML 41,030
CFS 51,359
RCMP Labs 46,941
Total 139,330
  • 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 5,026 1.26%
Prospective * 392,806 98.74%
Total 397,832 100.00%

* 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 212,008 53.75%
Secondary 182,423 46.25%
Total number of kits entered 394,431 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 42,656 10.72%
British Columbia 46,180 11.61%
Manitoba 24,422 6.14%
New Brunswick 5,076 1.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 5,561 1.40%
Nova Scotia 10,506 2.64%
Northwest Territories 2,197 0.55%
Nunavut 2,036 0.51%
Ontario 174,041 43.75%
Prince Edward Island 1,040 0.26%
Quebec 66,561 16.73%
Saskatchewan 16,851 4.24%
Yukon 705 0.18%
Total 397,832 100.00%
Type of Data Bank Samples Received From Convicted Offenders
Type Number Percent
Blood 392,637 98.60%
Buccal 4,867 1.30%
Hair 328 0.10%
Total 397,832 100.00%
Endorsements Received Since January 1, 2008
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.01%
Prospective 134,791 99.99%
Total 134,799 100.00%
Type Total Percent
Primary 58,291 43.56%
Secondary 75,518 56.44%
Total Endorsements Entered 133,809 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 14,350 10.65%
British Columbia 16,288 12.08%
Manitoba 7,264 5.39%
New Brunswick 408 0.30%
Newfoundland & Labrador 888 0.66%
Nova Scotia 2,178 1.62%
Northwest Territories 589 0.44%
Nunavut 426 0.32%
Ontario 76,029 56.40%
Prince Edward Island 80 0.06%
Quebec 13,345 9.90%
Saskatchewan 2,765 2.05%
Yukon 189 0.14%
Total 134,799 100.00%

Rejections

6,016 Rejected samples
2,151 Rejected endorsements