Opinions on establishing a national DNA databank in the Netherlands 2018

This statistic displays the opinions on establishing a national DNA databank in the Netherlands in 2018. In August 2018, a breakthrough in a long unsolved crime case, the murder of 11-year old Nicky Verstappen, was reached following a successful DNA match. The suspect had ignored several appeals to give his DNA over the years. Earlier the murder of Marianne Vaatstra was solved in the same way.
When asked whether a DNA database should be established in the Netherlands, less than 30 percent said they disagreed with the proposal.

In your opinion, should a national DNA databank be established in the Netherlands?*

Share of respondents
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Release date

August 2018



Survey time period

August 23, 2018

Number of respondents

12,782 respondents

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Vind jij dat er in Nederland een landelijke DNA-databank moet komen waarbij iedereen zijn DNA afstaat?" (English: Do you think a national DNA databank for which everyone gives DNA samples should be established in the Netherlands?)

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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