There are three categories of information sought from the National DNA Database by other countries:
1. Searches carried out against the National DNA Database of DNA profiles from outstanding serious crimes or for the identification of an unknown deceased person believed to be a UK national. Reports are issued directly to United Kingdom National Central Bureau for Interpol (UK NCB) based at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) as to the outcome of each profile search.
|Number of searched profile responses provided to SOCA|
|2007-08 to date 28 November 2007||523|
2. Request for the DNA profile held for a subject on the National DNA database, where fingerprints have been provided to the country that the individual currently resides in. Again this is information provided to SOCA.
|Subject DNA profiles provided|
|Number of profiles provided to SOCA|
|August 2004 to December 2004||12|
|2007 to date 28 November 2007||62|
3. Database management information. This provides the number of subject and crimestain DNA profile records held on the database and the number of match reports generated. Countries who do not have a DNA database use this information to demonstrate the success of the UK Database to support their case for legislation in their own country for a DNA database. Requestors are directed to the most recent published National DNA Database annual report, thus no figures are kept for the numbers of such requests.