Where the Backlog Exists and What's Happening to End It

It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of rape kits sit untested in police and crime lab storage facilities across the country. To date, over 175,000 rape kits have been uncovered, 37,000 of which were revealed through The Accountability Project. Each kit represents a survivor who underwent the lengthy and invasive rape kit exam and reported the rape to the police. So why have so many gone untested? Because for too long, the value of rape kit testing has not been fully understood, and adequate resources have not been allocated. And right now, there is still more we do not know about the backlog than we do know. But things are changing. Reform is happening. 

Explore what we know, what’s happening where you live, and how you can be part of the change.

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Vermont

Vermont
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Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Statewide Reform

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South Dakota

South Dakota
size

Untested Kits

350*

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Limited Statewide Reform Enacted

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Maine

Maine
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Statewide Reform

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Springfield

Springfield
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Springfield
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Trenton

Trenton
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Tennessee Crime Lab

Tennessee Crime Lab
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Rochester

Rochester
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Rhode Island Crime Lab

Rhode Island Crime Lab
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Raleigh

Raleigh
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Fresno

Fresno
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Durham

Durham
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Champaign-Urbana

Champaign-Urbana
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Buffalo

Buffalo
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Bismarck

Bismarck
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Camden

Camden
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Atlantic City

Atlantic City
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Gary

Gary
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Jackson

Jackson
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

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Charleston

Charleston
size

Untested Kits

Unknown

status

Testing Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Map Key

No Statewide Reform Statewide Reform Proposed
Statewide Audit Completed Limited Statewide Reform Enacted
Comprehensive Statewide Reform Enacted Spotlight Cities

Learn more about how we track statewide reform

These locations are part of The Accountability Project, our project to bring greater transparency and accountability around rape kit testing practices nationwide.

Location Name Untested Kitssort ascending Testing Status Reform Status
  Texas 18,420 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Michigan 15,217 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Ohio 13,890 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Florida 13,435 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Tennessee 9,062 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  California 8,998 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Wisconsin 6,006 In Progress No Statewide Reform  
  Washington 6,000 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  New Mexico 5,406 Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Indiana 5,006 Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Oregon 4,902 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Nevada 4,385 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Arizona 4,000 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Oklahoma 3,783 Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Alaska 3,600 Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Colorado 3,542 Completed Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Georgia 3,500 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Minnesota 3,482 In Progress Statewide Audit Completed  
  Kentucky 3,300 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Utah 2,700 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  West Virginia 2,400 In Progress No Statewide Reform  
  Virginia 2,369 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Arkansas 2,217 In Progress Statewide Audit Completed  
  Kansas 2,008 In Progress No Statewide Reform  
  Pennsylvania 1,800 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Hawaii 1,500 Unknown Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Missouri 1,324 In Progress No Statewide Reform  
  Louisiana 1,133 In Progress Statewide Audit Completed  
  Delaware 1,033 In Progress Statewide Audit Completed  
  North Carolina 1,019 In Progress No Statewide Reform  
  Connecticut 879 In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  North Dakota 500 In Progress No Statewide Reform  
  South Dakota 350 Unknown Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Iowa Counting in Progress Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  New York Counting in Progress In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Wyoming Unknown Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Washington DC Unknown Unknown Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Maine Unknown Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Alabama Unknown In Progress No Statewide Reform  
  Maryland Counting in Progress Unknown Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Massachusetts Unknown Unknown Statewide Reform Proposed  
  Rhode Island Unknown Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  South Carolina Unknown Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Mississippi Unknown Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Montana Counting in Progress Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Nebraska Unknown Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Vermont Unknown Unknown No Statewide Reform  
  Idaho Counting in Progress Unknown Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  Illinois Unknown In Progress Limited Statewide Reform Enacted  
  New Hampshire Unknown Unknown No Statewide Reform  
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