The Backlog:

North Dakota

In September 2015, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office announced the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (Crime Lab Division) was awarded $341,667 in funding to test 500 rape kits.

We do not know the extent of the backlog in North Dakota. Like most states, North Dakota 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 North Dakota, 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 are using public records requests to bring the number of untested kits in Bismarck to light.

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