Trenton

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

Unknown

Testing:

Unknown

Trenton 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. The Trenton Police Department (TPD) has not fully responded to our request. TPD stated that they did not have any documentation regarding rape kits collected or submitted for testing. In December 2016, Trenton denied our second FOIA request. As of March 2017, we have closed our inquiry. 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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