National DNA Data Bank statistics

Issued: December 31, 2021

Match inventory report

Match inventory report
Hits
Criminal investigations
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 70,426
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 7,695
Victim Hits - Matches to Victims Index 9
Humanitarian investigations
Human Remains Hits - Putative Identification 39
Humanitarian Indices Hits - Investigative Lead 12
Total 78,181

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 4,603
Sexual assault 7,271
Attempted murder 1,365
Robbery (Armed) 7,651
B&E 30,779
Assault 5,614
Other 13,143
Total 70,426

* 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 1 422,067
Crime Scene Index 193,053
Victims Index 75
Voluntary Donors Index 0
Total 615,195

DNA profiles contained in humanitarian indices

DNA profiles contained in humanitarian indices
Type Total
Missing Persons Index 146
Relatives of the Missing Persons Index 1,083
Human Remains Index 297
Total 1,526

DNA profiles contained in the Crime Scene Index

DNA profiles contained in the Crime Scene Index
Public Forensic Laboratories Total
LSJML Endnote 2 52,218
CFS Endnote 3 75,446
RCMP NFLS Endnote 4 65,389
Total 193,053

Convicted offender samples received

Convicted offender samples received
Type of order Total Percent
Retroactive 5,027 1.07 %
Prospective Endnote 5 463,264 98.93 %
Total 468,291 100.00 %
Convicted offender samples received - Type of offence
Type of offence Total Percent
Primary 248,681 53.55 %
Secondary 215,725 46.45 %
Total 464,406 100.00 %
Convicted offender samples received - Province/Territory
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 50,600 10.81%
British Columbia 52,695 11.25%
Manitoba 28,534 6.09%
New Brunswick 6,180 1.32%
Newfoundland & Labrador 6,475 1.38%
Nova Scotia 11,925 2.55%
Northwest Territories 2,505 0.53%
Nunavut 2,425 0.52%
Ontario 205,330 43.85%
Prince Edward Island 1,288 0.28%
Quebec 79,351 16.94%
Saskatchewan 20,119 4.30%
Yukon 864 0.18%
Total 468,291 100.00 %

Convicted offender samples received - Biological sample

Convicted offender samples received - Biological sample
Type of biological sample Total Percent
Blood 462,214 98.60%
Buccal 5,729 1.30%
Hair 348 0.10%
Total 468,291 100.00 %

Endorsements received since January 1, 2008

Endorsements received since January 1, 2008
Type of order Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.00 %
Prospective 197,657 100.00 %
Total 197,665 100.00 %
Endorsements received since January 1, 2008 - Type of offence
Type of offence Total Percent
Primary 86,905 44.24 %
Secondary 109,556 55.76 %
Total 196,461 100.00 %
Endorsements received since January 1, 2008 - Province/Territory
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 20,786 10.52 %
British Columbia 21,919 11.09 %
Manitoba 11,441 5.79 %
New Brunswick 877 0.44 %
Newfoundland & Labrador 1,495 0.76 %
Nova Scotia 3,055 1.55 %
Northwest Territories 890 0.45 %
Nunavut 655 0.33 %
Ontario 112,120 56.72 %
Prince Edward Island 143 0.07 %
Quebec 19,265 9.75 %
Saskatchewan 4,754 2.41 %
Yukon 265 0.13 %
Total 197,665 100.00 %

Rejections

  • 7,193 Rejected samples
  • 2,875 Rejected endorsements
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