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|http://www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/files ... ne2012.pdfThe National DNA Database
A Big Brother Watch report
* Only North Wales, Staffordshire and West Mercia Police are able to distinguish the DNA profiles of those convicted from those neither charged nor found guilty.
* The up-front cost of implementing the Protection of Freedoms Act, requiring
tracing and deleting legacy DNA profiles, will be £8 million - double the
Home Office’s estimate.
* At least 900,000 samples of DNA were gathered by police forces between
January 2009 and November 2011.
* 13 out of 51 police forces refused to release or do not hold detailed
information regarding DNA profiles, suggesting that the figure will in fact be
far higher than 900,000.
* Suffolk Constabulary collected 17,465 samples and has deleted 4.
* 10 police forces have gathered more than 30,000 samples in three years (see
* 1 in 22 people in Staffordshire have had a sample placed on the police
database in the past three years.
* 67,946 (1 per cent of the National DNA Database (NDNAD)) of profiles are for
10-15 year olds