Anchorage

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

1,691*

Testing:

Unknown

*As reported by The Northern Light in September 2016

See What's Happening in Alaska

Anchorage 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. In September 2016, the Northern Light reported that the Anchorage Police Department (APD) had 1,691 untested kits in storage. Through our correspondence with APD, we confirmed that number, and discovered that these untested kits date as far back as 1993. 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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