The Backlog:


In September 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance announced the Nevada Office of Attorney General was awarded $1,983,533 in funding to address its backlog through testing kits, investigating and prosecuting cases and re-engaging survivors. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department also received funding from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

We do not know the extent of the backlog in Nevada—there is only information about the backlog at the local level, which is posted below. Like most states, Nevada does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits, making it difficult to know the extent of the rape kit backlog here. However a growing number of states, all across the country, are making real reforms to end the backlog. This can happen in Nevada, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

  • Backlog Status

Partially Counted
In Testing
Not Cleared

*This figure is a partial count of the total rape kit backlog, based on funding awarded by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

  • Reform Status

Tracking Testing Victim Notification
No Known Reform
Reform in Progress
Partial Reform
Complete Reform
  • Additional Information

Through The Accountability Project, we discovered Las Vegas' backlog of 4,385 untested kits. 

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