Send to

Choose Destination
Forensic Sci Int. 2001 Jun 1;119(1):17-22.

Inferring ethnic origin by means of an STR profile.

Author information

Forensic Science Service, 2960 Trident Court, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull, B37 7YN, West Midlands, UK.


We report the use of DNA profiles from six STR loci for inferring the ethnic origin of a crime stain and discuss how such inference may be used as intelligence information to reduce the expected number of interviews to resolve a case. To enable this work, databases have been created for five British ethnic groups (Caucasians, Afro-Caribbeans, Indian sub-continentals, Southeast Asians and Middle Easterners) that together comprise 99.7% of the UK population.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center