The Backlog:


We do not know the extent of the backlog in Alabama—there is only information about the backlog at the local level, which you can see below. Like most states, Alabama does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits. In fact, just three states do—Colorado, Illinois and Texas—and because of the reforms these states have implemented, we now have a more accurate picture of the backlog there. This can happen in Alabama, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

  • Backlog Status

Testing Status Unknown
  • Reform Status

Tracking Testing Victim Notification
No Known Reform
Reform in Progress
Partial Reform
Complete Reform
  • Additional Information

In addition to what we know about the backlog in Birmingham, there is also information about the backlog from other jurisdictions in the state. 

Officers with the Mobile Police Department told reporters in November 2013 that the Department lacked the personnel needed to count the untested rape kits in its custody. 



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