DNA Database

Home Department written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Labour, Southampton, Test

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA profile matches exist within the UK national DNA database.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety)

The figures relating to the DNA profile matches reported by the National DNA Database since its inception in April 1995 to January 2004 inclusive are described as follows:

a total of 459,903 matches have been reported between DNA profiles obtained from individuals and DNA profiles collected from unsolved crime scenes; and a total of 28,116 scene-to-scene matches have been reported between DNA profiles collected from unsolved crime scenes.

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