Over 1,000 DNA Samples Taken By Police

Bermuda News
Attorney General and Minister of Justice Kim Wilson today (Aug 27) updated members of the public on developments that have taken place in relation to Bermuda’s DNA database.

Since September 2008, all persons detained for a recordable offence are now required under the PACE Act 2006 to provide, amongst other samples, their DNA by way of Buccal swabs. Hence, Bermuda police are steadily building up DNA profiles of arrested persons, which will assist the detection of more crimes in the future as the offender database grows.