Albany

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

28*

Testing:

Unknown

As reported by Albany Police in January 2016

See What's Happening in New York

Albany is one of the cities where we are using public records requests to uncover the number of untested rape kits in police storage as part of The Accountability Project.

Through our efforts, we have learned that the Albany Police Department (APD) submitted 90% of all kits received by the department to the lab for testing between 2007 and 2015. As of January 2016, the APD reported 28 untested kits in storage. To learn more about our process, click here

VIEW THE PUBLIC RECORDS RESPONSE

Right now, we do not know the full extent of the national rape kit backlog because few states require law enforcement agencies to count, track, or test rape kits. The Accountability Project aims to bring greater transparency and accountability to rape kit testing practices across the country.

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