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Police take DNA of 27 primary children a week: Nearly 54,000 under 18s were swabbed for database during 2012

Jack Doyle
Daily Mail [1]
May 20, 2013

Police collect a DNA sample from a child every ten minutes, it emerged last night.

Officers took nearly 54,000 swabs of genetic material from under 18s last year.

On average, 27 primary school children had their DNA taken by the police every week to put on the national database.

The figures were uncovered by anti-prison campaign group the Howard League for Penal Reform using the Freedom of Information Act.

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