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Statistics for National DNA Data Bank

Issued: December 31, 2019

Match inventory report
Type Hits
Offender Hits - Crime Scene to Offender 61,293
Forensic Hits - Crime Scene to Crime Scene 6,714
Total 68,007
National DNA Data Bank - Offender hits by case type
Offence Total
Murder 3,959
Sexual assault 6,464
Attempted murder 1,164
Robbery (Armed) 6,632
B&E 27,858
Assault 4,762
Other 10,454
Total 61,293
DNA profiles contained in the Data Bank
Type Total
Currently in Convicted Offender Index (CODIS) 397,713
Currently in the Crime Scene Index (CODIS) 170,197
Total 567,910

The NDDB receives 500 to 600 samples per week

Crime scene index profiles received
Forensic labs Total
LSJML 46,605
CFS 65,379
RCMP Labs 58,213
Total 170,197
  • 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 Surrey, Edmonton and Ottawa.
Convicted offender samples received
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 5,027 1.14%
Prospective * 434,957 98.86%
Total 439,984 100.00%

* 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 231,925 53.15%
Secondary 204,418 46.85%
Total number of kits entered 436,343 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 47,204 10.73%
British Columbia 50,009 11.37%
Manitoba 26,984 6.13%
New Brunswick 5,634 1.28%
Newfoundland & Labrador 6,145 1.40%
Nova Scotia 11,426 2.60%
Northwest Territories 2,386 0.54%
Nunavut 2,246 0.51%
Ontario 193,149 43.90%
Prince Edward Island 1,182 0.27%
Quebec 74,173 16.86%
Saskatchewan 18,648 4.24%
Yukon 798 0.18%
Total 439,984 100.00%
Type of Data Bank samples received from convicted offenders
Type Number Percent
Blood 434,278 98.60%
Buccal 5,367 1.30%
Hair 339 0.10%
Total 439,984 100.00%
Endorsements received since January 1, 2008
Type Total Percent
Retroactive 8 0.00%
Prospective 172,719 100.00%
Total 172,719 100.00%
Type Total Percent
Primary 74,591 43.46%
Secondary 97,023 56.54%
Total endorsements entered 171,614 100.00%
Province/Territory Total Percent
Alberta 17,870 10.35%
British Columbia 19,623 11.36%
Manitoba 9,646 5.58%
New Brunswick 613 0.35%
Newfoundland & Labrador 1,272 0.74%
Nova Scotia 2,768 1.60%
Northwest Territories 777 0.45%
Nunavut 551 0.32%
Ontario 98,642 57,11%
Prince Edward Island 114 0.07%
Quebec 16,798 9.73%
Saskatchewan 3,820 2.21%
Yukon 233 0.13%
Total 172,727 100.00%

Rejections

6,662 Rejected samples
2,580 Rejected endorsements