Jackson

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

Unknown

Testing:

Unknown

Jackson 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. The Jackson Police Department reported to us that they “used” 1,498 kits between 2004 and 2014. It is unclear what “used” means and we have not been able to obtain an explanation. The Jackson Police Department has not fully responded to our records request. 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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