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Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

District Attorney, New York County

For Immediate Release
January 12, 2012

STATEMENT OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE REGARDING MAYOR BLOOMBERG’S SUPPORT FOR ALL-CRIMES DNA LEGISLATION

“I am grateful to Mayor Bloomberg for announcing his support for the All-Crimes DNA legislation in today’s State of the City address. As Governor Cuomo explained in his State of the State speech, this bill would expand the state’s DNA Databank to include samples collected from every person convicted of a crime in New York State.

“DNA testing is one of the most reliable and cost-effective tools that we have in law enforcement. An expanded database will help convict the guilty, exonerate the innocent, and bring closure to thousands of victims in unsolved cases.

“It is rare that a single piece of legislation has such an incredible power to not only solve crimes, but to prevent them. I urge all of our state lawmakers to expedite the passage of this legislation. This is an important step in making sure our laws recognize and utilize the best technology to protect our residents.”

 

DNA Databank Statistics

(last updated 1/9/2012)

Designated Offender Profiles

386,234

Subject Index Offender Profiles 

25,091

Offender Duplicate Profiles 

38,746

Total Number of DNA Profiles

450,071

Forensic Samples (crime scene) in State DNA Index System (SDIS) 

37,760

CODIS Hits – All

12,818

State DNA Index System - Offender Hits

10,253

State DNA Index System - Forensic Case to Case Hits

252

National DNA Index System - Offender Hits

2,033

National DNA Index System - Forensic Case to Case Hits

250

Local DNA Index System – Forensic Case to Case Hits

30

Investigations Aided*

13,241

Source: DCJS