New Zealand

The Criminal Investigations (Crime Scene) Bill expanding New Zealand's database was passed in October 2009. Previously samples could be taken only from people charged with crimes carrying sentences of seven years or more, or by order from a judge. The new law, which is expected to be implemented in 2011, allows the police to take samples from anyone they intend to charge.

The 2008 Interpol survey reports that 20,170 crime scene DNA profiles and 85,300 individuals' profiles were held in New Zealand at the time of the survey.

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