The Backlog:


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 ENDTHEBACKLOG, and stated that these kits date back to 2000. To learn more about our process, click here.

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Download the public records response from Indianapolis here.

  • Backlog Status

Counting Complete
Testing Status Unknown

*As reported by USA Today in July 2015

  • 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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