9 apr. 2008

UK: 40,000 kids put on DNA crimes list

In the last six months alone details of nearly 38,000 young people have been put into the computer, including nearly 4,000 under-16s.
The most samples were taken in London, where the DNA of 4,625 under 18s have been added to the database since October 2007.
In the West Midlands 2,507 DNA samples were recorded and in Greater Manchester 1,935.
The youngsters represent nearly a quarter of all samples taken.
In total, the UK now holds nearly five million profiles - the world's biggest DNA list.

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