Georgia breaks 6,000 criminal offender DNA matches
6,000. That's the number of recorded state offenders that have been matched.
What does that mean though? Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say that their "Combined DNA Index System" or CODIS, contains DNA profiles from evidence collected in criminal investigations and from convicted offenders.
With these matches, GBI officials say that it helps them solve crimes.
The GBI manages Georgia’s CODIS database of convicted felons and felony probationers, which has 347,145 DNA profiles, of which 324,864 are offender and/or probationer profiles.
GBI officials say they get about 500 offender matches a year.