DNA profiles grow more helpful in solving crimes

The Columbian West Virginia
A computer database named CODIS is earning its keep big-time for police detectives around Washington.
Last year, CODIS made a record 379 “hits” — typically matching DNA profiles found at new crimes scenes with DNA profiles taken previously from criminals when they were convicted of crimes including burglary, homicides, rapes, robberies, assaults and sex and kidnapping offenses.