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Table 3 Population and DNA database performance

From: Forensic DNA databases in European countries: is size linked to performance?

Country Total population Total no. individuals included in DNA database Proportion (%) of population included in database Total no. crime scene stains Person-stain matches Date of data collection Performance ratio
RESTRICTIVE
Belgium 10.400.000 22.871 0.22% 26.237 1.886 Dec-11 0.08
France 64.300.000 1.873.016 2.91% 120.111 53.595 Dec-11 0.03
Germany 81.835.000 746.912 0.91% 201.955 99.974 Dec-11 0.13
Hungary 9.982.000 90.275 0.90% 2.264 240 Dec-11 0.00
Luxemburg 500.000 877 0.18% 662 200 Dec-11 0.23
Netherlands 16.100.000 130.067 0.81% 49.158 29.792 Dec-11 0.23
Poland 38.200.000 28.376 0.07% 2483 147 Dec-11 0.01
Romania 22.000.000 13906 0.06% 696 43 Dec-11 0.00
Spain 44.800.000 192.835 0.43% 59.761 20.671 Feb-12 0.11
Sweden 9.000.000 107.130 1.19% 23.539 32.144 Dec-11 0.30
EXPANSIVE
Austria 8.100.000 151811 1.87% 48411 14.809 Dec-11 0.10
Denmark 5.500.000 77.500 1.41% 40.518 20.738 Sep-11 0.27
Estonia 1.400.000 29.274 2.09% 9.376 2.860 Jul-09 0.10
Finland 5.402.145 119.383 2.21% 13.296 14.779 Dec-11 0.12
Latvia 2.400.000 37037 1.54% 2092 761 Dec-11 0.02
Lithuania 3.169.000 55.561 1.75% 4.204 1.558 Dec-11 0.03
Scotland 5.062.000 236.202 4.67% 9.987 18.410 Jul-08 0.08
Slovakia 5.500.000 29.474 0.54% 6.686 3.454 Dec-11 0.12
United Kingdom (England and Wales) 53.700.000 5.508.170 10,26% 390.275 1.710.391 Dec-11 0.31
  1. Note: The countries that did not provide sufficient data on the date when the information was collected by the ENFSI (Ireland, Italy and Portugal) have been excluded from this table.
  2. Source: Adapted from ENFSI (2011).