asked Her Majesty's Government:
In the past year, how many sets of fingerprints and biological samples have been taken without consent by each police force in England and Wales.
Available information relating to DNA samples indicates that approximately 690,000 DNA samples were taken without consent by police forces in England and Wales in 2006-07. The numbers of profiles derived from these samples which were actually loaded to the DNA database, broken down by force, are shown in the attached table. (Three forces did not return data and figures for these have been estimated). The numbers of samples taken and profiles loaded are higher than the number of persons involved, as some persons are sampled more than once.
|Police Force||No. of subject sample profiles loaded to the NDNAD in 2007|
|Avon and Somerset||13,800|
|City of London Police||2,192|
|Devon and Cornwall||13,322|
|Greater Manchester Police||26,477|
|South Wales Constabulary||10,575|