Friday, December 14, 2007

Over half a million innocent people on the DNA database

Back in October, the Government said that it would cost them too much to cross-reference the Police National Computer (PNC) with the National DNA Database (NDNAD) in order to establish how many people were on it that had no conviction.

However, yesterday the Government finally gave an answer and the figure is quite scary. There, currently, 519,221 on the NDNAD that have no current conviction, caution, formal warning or reprimand recorded on PNC. Half a million innocent peoples DNA on a criminal records database that is growing at a rate of about 45,000 per month.

That's half a million people who are no longer presumed innocent until proven guilty, but instead presumed guilty until proven innocent.

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