The Backlog:

North Carolina

We do not know the extent of the backlog in North Carolina—there is only information about the backlog at the local level, which you can see here. Like most states, North Carolina does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits. In fact, just three states do—Colorado, Illinois and Texas—and because of the reforms these states have implemented, we now have a more accurate picture of the backlog there. This can happen in North Carolina, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

  • Backlog Status

Testing Status Unknown
  • Reform Status

Tracking Testing Victim Notification
No Known Reform
Reform in Progress
Partial Reform
Complete Reform
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 In 2006, after Attorney General Roy Cooper pushed to have rape kits held by local law enforcement agencies screened and analyzed, the State Bureau of Investigations looked at 6,200 untested rape kits and found 514 that had evidence that could yield DNA samples.

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