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Ythanside BS: DNA Why shield criminals? (92* d) RE: BS: DNA Why shield criminals? 16 Jun 07

Rapaire, while you seem to think that that 3.2% who are known to be criminals remain the same compact group of individuals from one day, month or year to the next, I believe this to me a misinterpretation of the facts. Lawbreakers come and go. Some return again and again, as you have illustrated, while others never offend thereafter. Let me make a few observations of my own here.

The 3.2% figure pertains to only those, both first-timers and recidivists, that were caught and convicted.
A substantial number of crimes go unsolved.   
As a consequence of this some first-timers MAY go on to re-offend, and serial offenders WILL continue to operate, and there ARE serial offenders walking the streets who WILL rob, rape and/or kill again.   
As a DNA & fp database would help curtail the activities of serial offenders AND prevent a first-timer BECOMING a serial rapist/killer/thief I cannot see why such a setup should not be commissioned.
No-one can seriously object to ANY system that would limit the numbers of victims preyed upon by sociopaths and shorten the time currently taken to arrest criminals.
Private fears and anxieties over personal information just don't cut it as an excuse to allow lawbreakers to operate unchecked.

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