BodeHITS™ Custom Local DNA Database

Answers for Local Cases

Local crimes require local solutions. Quickly identifying and eliminating suspects is critical to ensuring rapid resolution of cases. Building, growing, and utilizing a local DNA database will lead to a decrease in crime and provide a solution that delivers for years to come. 

Solve Property and gun Crimes with BodeHITS™

Powered by Bode Technologys fully accredited laboratory services and DNA-free collection products, BodeHITS allows law enforcement agencies to maintain control over which samples are submitted and allows participation in expanded search opportunities.

BodeHITS turnaround time of 30 days enables law enforcement agencies to receive investigative leads faster.

Bode offers the highest levels of technical expertise in DNA sampling and testing using validated methods and equipment. Our laboratory is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards set for Forensic Testing and Calibration Laboratories established by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). We also maintain compliance with the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and DNA Databasing Laboratories.

Generate new investigative leads in no-suspect cases

Fully compatible with Rapid DNA

ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation

Access to the BodeHITS case management server

Instantly receive HITS directly from your database

Access to Bode’s forensic DNA analysts

Onsite DNA collection and BodeHITS website training

Includes Bode’s world class DNA evidence collection products

Cold investigative HITS increase as database grows

Expert witness and testimony support by qualified DNA analysts

How Does BodeHITS DNA Database Work?

Field Study Success Stories

Reduction in burglaries assisted in Bensalem Township (Bucks County, PA) after 4 years. Down 42% in Bensalem Township and 14% in Bucks County as a whole.

DNA testing is five times as likely to identify a suspect as fingerprinting and, in property crime cases that involve DNA processing, is twice as likely to result in an arrest. (1)

Defendants are more likely to plead guilty to top charge when DNA evidence is present.(2)

Cases with DNA evidence were prosecuted more frequently (32.5% versus 5.9%).(2)

References:

* RapidHIT ID is a trademark of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

1. Roman JK, Reid S, Reid J, Chalfin, A, Adams W, Knight C. The DNA field experiment: Cost-effectiveness analysis of the use of DNA in the investigation of high-volume crimes. Washington, DC: Urban Institute; April 2008. Available at: https://webarchive.urban.org/UploadedPDF/411697_dna_field_experiment.pdf. Last Accessed August 25, 2023.

2. Ashikhmin S, Berdine SG, Morrissey MR,LaBerge GS. Effectiveness and cost efficiency of DNA evidence in volume crime: Denver Colorado site summary. Available at: https://projects.nfstc.org/fse/pdfs/DNABurgrCostEfficiencyReserch1.pdf. Last Accessed August 25, 2023.

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Use of Rapid DNA in Forensics

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