Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Have you ever phoned in a  complaint about a noisy neighbor or had a minor traffic violation in the past?   If you have you could be in the BC Police Data Base.  I was surprised to find out that the RCMP data base is not just for criminals.  As of October 2010 there were 3,844,531 people over the age of 15 in BC. yet the RCMP data base has 4,452,165 “master name records” in the computer system database.  Apparently there are a lot of misspellings and double entries but even so it means about 80% of the population of BC are listed on the RCMP data base.  If someone is missing and not found that information is kept in the data base until the case is solved.  Thank goodness for that but there are also a lot of innocent people who are in the RCMP data base.
What we really need is a DNA data base of all the missing people.  Currently the only DNA data base the RCMP have is a DNA criminal data base.  

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