National DNA Data Bank statistics

Issued: March 31, 2022

Match inventory report

Match inventory report
Hits
Criminal investigations
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 71,570
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 7,802
Victim Hits - Matches to Victims Index 9
Humanitarian investigations
Human Remains Hits - Putative Identification 40
Humanitarian Indices Hits - Investigative Lead 15
Total 79,436

National DNA Data Bank - Offender hits by case type (as of March 31, 2021)*

National DNA Data Bank - Offender hits by case type
Offence Total
Murder 4,688
Sexual assault 7,361
Attempted murder 1,395
Robbery (Armed) 7,751
B&E 31,171
Assault 5,723
Other 13,481
Total 71,570

* Note - Due to delays in data migration to a new system, the numbers in this table have not been updated.

DNA profiles contained in criminal indices

DNA profiles contained in criminal indices
Type Total
Convicted Offenders Index Endnote 1 425,567
Crime Scene Index 196,827
Victims Index 84
Voluntary Donors Index 0
Total 622,478

DNA profiles contained in humanitarian indices

DNA profiles contained in humanitarian indices
Type Total
Missing Persons Index 155
Relatives of the Missing Persons Index 1,162
Human Remains Index 307
Total 1,624

DNA profiles contained in the Crime Scene Index

DNA profiles contained in the Crime Scene Index
Public Forensic Laboratories Total
LSJML Endnote 2 53,475
CFS Endnote 3 76,836
RCMP NFLS Endnote 4 66,516
Total 1936,827

Convicted offender samples received

Convicted offender samples received
Type of order Total Percent
Retroactive 5,027 1.06%
Prospective Endnote 5 467,180 98.94%
Total 472,207 100.00%
Convicted offender samples received - Type of offence
Type of offence Total Percent
Primary 251,043 53.61%
Secondary 217,237 46.39%
Total 468,280 100.00%
Convicted offender samples received - Province/Territory
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 51,002 10.80%
British Columbia 52,982 11.22%
Manitoba 28,685 6.07%
New Brunswick 6,242 1.32%
Newfoundland & Labrador 6,509 1.38%
Nova Scotia 11,958 2.53%
Northwest Territories 2,518 0.53%
Nunavut 2,434 0.52%
Ontario 207,221 43.88%
Prince Edward Island 1,296 0.27%
Quebec 80,1510 16.97%
Saskatchewan 20,338 4.31%
Yukon 872 0.18%
Total 472,207 100.00%

Convicted offender samples received - Biological sample

Convicted offender samples received - Biological sample
Type of biological sample Total Percent
Blood 466,086 98.60%
Buccal 5,772 1.30%
Hair 349 0.10%
Total 472,207 100.00%

Endorsements received since January 1, 2008

Endorsements received since January 1, 2008
Type of order Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.00%
Prospective 200,883 100.00%
Total 200,891 100.00%
Endorsements received since January 1, 2008 - Type of offence
Type of offence Total Percent
Primary 88,579 44.36%
Secondary 111,088 55.64%
Total 199,667 100.00%
Endorsements received since January 1, 2008 - Province/Territory
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 21,126 10.52%
British Columbia 22,182 11.04%
Manitoba 11,654 5.80%
New Brunswick 919 0.46%
Newfoundland & Labrador 1,519 0.76%
Nova Scotia 3,074 1.53%
Northwest Territories 901 0.45%
Nunavut 662 0.33%
Ontario 113,928 56.71%
Prince Edward Island 144 0.07%
Quebec 19,613 9.76%
Saskatchewan 4,899 2.44%
Yukon 270 0.13%
Total 200,891 100.00%

Rejections

  • 7,277 Rejected samples
  • 2,892 Rejected endorsements

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