Indianapolis

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

5,006*

Testing:

Unknown

*As reported by USA Today in July 2015

See What's Happening in Indiana

Indianapolis 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 July 2015, USA Today reported that Indianapolis has 5,006 untested kits. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency also verified this number through correspondence with END THE BACKLOG, and stated that these kits date back to 2000. 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.

  • Additional Information

According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, in 2009, there were 1,356 rape kits in storage, but the department did not know which kits had been tested and which remained untested.

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