The Backlog:


In September 2015, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced the Tempe Police Department was awarded $363,699 in funding to test 500 rape kits. Additionally, Maricopa County Attorney's Office and Tucson Police Department received funding through the initiative.

We do not know the extent of the backlog in Arizona. Like most states, Arizona does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits, making it difficult to know the extent of the rape kit backlog here. However a growing number of states, all across the country, are making real reforms to end the backlog. This can happen in Arizona, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

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Through The Accountability Project, we have discovered a backlog of 1,849 untested rape kits in Tucson.

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