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Statistics for national DNA Data Bank

Issued: November 15, 2016

Match Inventory Report
Type Hits
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 42,616
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 4,837
Total 47,453
National DNA Data Bank Investigations Assisted
Offence Total
Murder 2,906
Sexual assault 4,938
Attempted murder 887
Robbery (Armed) 4,806
B&E 12,820
Assault 3,304
Other 12,955
Total 42,616
DNA Profiles contained In The Data Bank
Type Total
Currently in Convicted Offender Index (CODIS) 338,748
Currently in the Crime Scene Index (CODIS) 125,183
Total 463,931

The NDDB receives 500 to 600 samples per week

Crime Scene Index Profiles Received
Forensic Labs Total
LSJML 38,413
CFS 45,351
RCMP Labs 41,419
Total 125,183
  • 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 5,023 1.34%
Prospective * 368,871 98.66%
Total 373,894 100.00%

* 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 198,867 53.65%
Secondary 171,825 46.35%
Total number of kits entered 370,692 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 40,117 10.73%
British Columbia 43,729 11.70%
Manitoba 22,879 6.12%
New Brunswick 4,793 1.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 5,302 1.42%
Nova Scotia 9,926 2.65%
Northwest Territories 2,104 0.56%
Nunavut 1,932 0.52%
Ontario 163,523 43.74%
Prince Edward Island 966 0.26%
Quebec 62,073 16.60%
Saskatchewan 15,895 4.25%
Yukon 655 0.18%
Total 373,894 100.00%
Type of Data Bank Samples Received From Convicted Offenders
Type Number Percent
Blood 369,024 98.60%
Buccal 4,551 1.30%
Hair 319 0.10%
Total 373,894 100.00%
Endorsements Received Since January 1, 2008
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.01%
Prospective 115,191 99.99%
Total 115,199 100.00%
Type Total Percent
Primary 49,887 43.65%
Secondary 64,404 56.35%
Total Endorsements Entered 114,291 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 12,145 10.54%
British Columbia 14,181 12.31%
Manitoba 6,057 5.26%
New Brunswick 294 0.26%
Newfoundland & Labrador 749 0.65%
Nova Scotia 1,853 1.61%
Northwest Territories 508 0.44%
Nunavut 379 0.33%
Ontario 64,983 56.41%
Prince Edward Island 65 0.06%
Quebec 11,531 10.01%
Saskatchewan 2,286 1.98%
Yukon 168 0.15%
Total 115,199 100.00%

Rejections

5,514 Rejected samples
1,915 Rejected endorsements