Forensic Technology Market Size & Share, by Service (DNA Profiling, Chemical & Biometric Analysis, Firearms Identification); Type (PCR, Capillary Electrophoresis, Next-Generation Sequencing, Rapid DNA Analysis, Automated Liquid Handling Technology, Microarrays); Application (Pharmacogenetics, Biodefense & Bio-Surveillance, Judicial & Law Enforcement); Location (Laboratory Forensics & Portable Forensics Technology) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Oct 30, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Forensic Technology Market size is poised to reach USD 59 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 13% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of forensic technology was USD 20 Billion. The reason behind the growth is impelled by rising rate of crime across the globe. Advancements in forensic technology including science Laser ablation, alternative light photography, high-speed ballistic photography, 3D forensic facial reconstruction, and DNA amplification, are just a few of the cutting-edge forensic technology that are revolutionizing are being used effectively in today's criminal investigations to make crime-solving faster and more precise than ever and allow to gain specialized knowledge in fields including bloodstain pattern analysis, weapons evidence, fingerprint analysis, and accident reconstruction by taking one of the program's restricted electives. In 2020, there were over 3 adult women and about two girls for every ten victims of human trafficking that were found worldwide.

The growing popularity of blockchain technology are believed to fuel the forensic technology market growth. Blockchain forensics is the study of looking into criminal activity on the blockchain or by using science and technology to look into cases and provide evidence in civil or criminal court wherein all data is encrypted using cryptography to thwart fraud and hacking.

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Forensic Technology Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Adoption of Artificial Intelligence – Recent technological developments have made it possible for forensic scientists to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support their inquiries to help them establish more precise, timely, and uniform views regarding forensic case evaluation.
  • Growing Cases of Cybercrimes- The "digital fingerprint" left behind after a criminal is committed is tracked using digital forensics, a subfield of forensic science that employs technology to detect cybercrimes for the identification, preservation, analysis, and documenting of digital data that can be used as evidence in court.
  • Surging Popularity of DNA Testing- The polymerase chain reaction, capillary electrophoresis, probes, and restriction enzymes are the instruments used in DNA typing that can be used to identify criminals quite precisely and to offer capabilities that are uncommon among the majority of other forensic specialties.


  • High Cost of Forensic Technology – The tools required for conducting a forensic investigation are frequently expensive and high-tech equipment as they are developed after extensive research which helps the forensic expert to produce the forensic results that are frequently crucial to solving a crime and ensuring accurate judgments in a court of law.
  • Lack of Skilled Professionals with Expertise in Forensic Technology
  • Limited Accuracy and Reliability of Forensic Tools

Forensic Technology Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 20 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 59 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Forensic Technology Segmentation

Service (DNA Profiling, Chemical Analysis, Biometric Analysis, Firearms Identification)

The DNA profiling segment in the forensic technology market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share of 45% in the coming years owing to the rising natural disasters. Among all-natural disasters, flooding and strong storm occurrences have grown the most recently that are caused by meteorological conditions or more likely as a result of changing climatic circumstances, particularly as the world's temperatures rise. Moreover, over the past 50 years, the number of weather-related disasters has increased five-fold, as the frequency and duration of natural hazards are being affected by the slow increase in global temperatures. These natural disasters lead to several fatalities and many people go missing which necessitates DNA profiling. 

DNA profiling is a cutting-edge forensic technology used by forensic investigators that can be used to identify people based on their distinctive genetic make-up and is one of the most effective and trustworthy methods for locating bodies or separated body pieces since a mass disaster's exterior environment frequently causes significant fragmentation, decomposition, and mixing of the remains. Moreover, it is a crucial means of identifying catastrophe victims, especially when other methods are impractical or inconclusive, and is used to identify human remains that have been so severely deteriorated, mixed with, or damaged that they could otherwise have been lost to history. All these factors have led to an increase in demand for forensic technology. In 2021, flood disasters occurred more frequently than ever, with over a 45% increase over historical levels and roughly 4,390 fatalities across the globe.

Additionally, by service the chemical analysis segment is poised to gain a notable market share during the forecast timeframe. Chemical analysis is carried out to determine the amount of alcohol present in a given volume of a beverage that is done to check the exhibits for the presence of ethyl alcohol which is most frequently measured using a portable breathalyzer.

Moreover, in forensic laboratories, ethanol (alcohol) analysis is essential among the instances that are investigated are those in which alcohol use or presence is in question and is applied to all forensic samples that the crime lab examines to ascertain whether and how much ethanol is present.

Application (Pharmacogenetics, Biodefense & Bio-Surveillance, Judicial and Law Enforcement)

Forensic technology market from the judicial and law enforcement segment is set to garner a notable share of 36% shortly on the account of rising generation of DNA databases. A DNA database is a government repository for DNA profiles that can be used for criminological genetic fingerprinting and the investigation of hereditary illnesses which is used by judicial and law enforcement to compare forensic evidence to identify a suspect using biological crime scene evidence in this way.

Furthermore, pharmacogenetics segment is anticipated to garner substantial market share by the year 2036. The primary focus of pharmacogenetics is the human germline and DNA variation research that examines how your body reacts to various medications. Pharmacogenetics plays a significant role in forensic toxicology, which examines how genetic variants result in variances in how people react to medications and can facilitate the prediction of the anticipated clinical response to a particular medicine.

Location (Laboratory Forensics Technology, Portable Forensics Technology)

The laboratory forensics technology segment is expected to hold 71% share of the global forensic technology market during the forecast period. Investigators use forensic lab techniques to assist them in cracking cases of murder, hit-and-run, arson, and drug busts, and examine the evidence gathered from victims, suspects, and crime sites including DNA, fingerprints, human remains, and suspicious objects.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segment


  • DNA Profiling
  • Chemical Analysis
  •  Biometric Analysis
  • Firearms Identification


  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Capillary Electrophoresis
  • Next-Generation Sequencing
  •  Rapid DNA Analysis
  •  Automated Liquid Handling Technology
  • Microarrays


  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Biodefense & Bio-Surveillance
  • Judicial and Law Enforcement


  • Laboratory Forensics Technology
  • Portable Forensics Technology

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Forensic Technology Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

Forensic technology market in North America is predicted to account for the largest share of 36% by 2036 impelled by the presence of well-established forensic laboratories. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is one of the principal federal laboratories in the United States which is in charge of looking into cyberattacks and intrusions and enforces federal law and conducts investigations into a range of criminal behavior, such as terrorism, cybercrime, white collar crimes, public corruption, civil rights violations, and other serious offenses by working diligently every day. This has led to the development of advanced forensic techniques in the region.

For instance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) teamed up with sequencing instrument and services firm SeqLL to create an assay for forensic bodily fluid identification by utilizing the company's True Single Molecule Sequencing platform.

APAC Market Statistics

The APAC forensic technology market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast timeframe led by increasing awareness about forensic technology. Owing to rising digital technology usage and an uptick in cybercrime events there is an increase in understanding of many forensic technology in countries such as India that also assist lawmakers in striking a compromise between safeguarding people's genetic privacy and shielding defenseless civilians from criminal activity.

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Companies Dominating the Forensic Technology Landscape

    • Agilent Technology
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • LGC Forensics
    • Forensic Pathways
    • SPEX Forensics
    • Forensic Fluids Laboratories
    • Pyramidal Technology Ltd.  
    • GE Healthcare
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
    • NMS Labs
    • Eurofins Medigenomix GmbH
    • eSec Forte Technology


In The News

  • Agilent Technology partnered with Source Certain Operations Pty Ltd to build on one another's advantages to jointly push the boundaries of scientific innovation, by utilizing the experience of Source Certain in the application of analytical, forensic, and provenance science.
  • GE Healthcare acquired a France based company, IMACTIS to create a sizable future expansion possibility for the IMACTIS CT-Navigation System in order to enable precision care and boost workflow efficiency for interventional radiologists.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 5074
  • Published Date: Oct 30, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rising rate of crime across the globe and the growing popularity of blockchain technology are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of forensic technology is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 13% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are LGC Forensics, Forensic Pathways, SPEX Forensics, Forensic Fluids Laboratories, Pyramidal Technology Ltd., GE Healthcare, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., NMS Labs, Eurofins Medigenomix GmbH.

The DNA profiling segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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