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Israel set up a DNA database in 2007. According to Interpol, Israel has also adopted a DNA database legislation.

The 2008 Interpol survey reports that 25,000 crime scene DNA profiles and 4,180 individuals' profiles were held in Israel at the time of the survey. According to Interpol, these number grew considerably with Israel's DNA database containing 137,000 reference DNA profiles from individuals, 7,900 crime scene DNA profiles, plus 40 unidentified human remains DNA profiles in 2011.

A law allowing the establishment of a database of DNA from missing persons was adopted in 2011.


2005 Amendment to the Criminal Procedure Law<ref name="ftn1"> Criminal Procedure (Enforcement of Powers) 2010 Amendments