Arkansas

Backlog Snapshot

Arkansas
Untested Kits:

2,217*

Testing:

In Progress

Does Arkansas law require...
An Audit of Untested Rape Kits?

Yes – Annual

Tracking of Rape Kits?

No

Testing of all backlogged rape kits?

No

Testing of all rape kits in the future?

No

Victims to be notified of the status of their cases?

No

Funding for testing kits?

No

In 2015, Arkansas enacted a law requiring the state crime lab to conduct an annual audit of untested rape kits across the state. In 2016, the lab’s first audit found 2,217 untested rape kits statewide. Arkansas law does not require law enforcement agencies to track or test rape kits.

In 2015, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office awarded the Arkansas State Crime Lab $97,121 to test 1,513 rape kits. 

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