Jamaica's DNA database was established in 2002. New legislation was introduced in 2010 but has yet to be adopted.
The 2008 Interpol survey reports that 50 crime scene DNA profiles and 2,607 individuals' profiles, plus 2 unknown/deceased DNA profiles were held in Jamaica at the time of the survey.
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- Press articles
- Jamaica Gleaner: Holness, Knight Agree On Mandatory DNA Samples From Accused (20th March 2015)
- Jamaica Gleaner: Holness Calls For National ID System (19th March 2015)
- The Gleaner: No DNA for now (9th April 2014)
- Go-Jamaica: Bunting: DNA legislation not panacea for Jamaica's crime problem (18th December 2013) Reports that the DNA Bill will go before legislators in January 2014.
- Jamaica Gleaner: Yes, DNA can be faked! (17th December 2013)
- Go-Jamaica: Shields casts doubt on effectiveness of new anti-gang law (8th December 2013)
- The Gleaner: DNA database, law risky - attorney (8th December 2013)
- The Jamaica Observer: Chuck calls for review of Anti-Gang Bill before debate (29th June 2013) Reports delay of the DNA Bill.
- Jamaica Observer: DNA Bill expected next month (19th December 2012)
- The Gleaner: Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime (12th June 2011)
- Jamaica Observer: UWI's DNA gold mine (27th February 2011)
- Jamaica Observer: Justice ministry working to meet December deadline for DNA legislation (12th November 2010)