Atlantic City

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

Unknown

Testing:

Unknown

Atlantic City is one of the cities where we used public records requests to uncover the number of untested rape kits in police storage as part of The Accountability Project. Atlantic City Police Department (ACPD) did not fully respond to our request. ACPD stated that the total number of kits collected between 2004 and 2014, and the total number of these that remain in their custody, are “unknown.” ACPD took no additional measures to attempt to provide this information. As such, we were unable to ascertain the number and testing status of rape kits in the custody of ACPD. As of March 2017, we have closed our inquiry. To learn more about our process, click here.

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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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