Tagged and sampled
Overall the number of DNA profiles on the database increased from 3.78million to 4.43million by the end of March 2008, the National Policing Improvement Agency said. Taking into account replication factors, there were 4.1 million different individuals represented on the database.
Of those, 3.25million had a conviction, caution or formal warning which means that over 730,000 people were innocent of any offence.
The NPIA said that 244,514 young people under the age of 18 are included on the database.
Under 84 years to get everyone at this rate - so nothing to worry about???