Where the Backlog Exists

In the past, the federal government estimated that there were hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits in police and crime lab storage facilities throughout the country. But right now, there is more we do not know about the backlog than we do know. Few state governments and no federal agencies track rape kit data. 

Use the map below to find information on:

  • the size and status of the backlog;
  • reforms around rape kit tracking and testing, and the victim notification process;
  • local and national rape kit backlog news; and more.

Use the buttons above the map to toggle between the city view and state view. When you click into a location, you'll see a snapshot of the backlog and recent news—click the SEE MORE button for even more details. You can also click on the jurisdiction in the chart below for further details. We hope that you will use this map to learn more about the backlog in your area and nationwide and call on our elected officials for much-needed reforms. 

You can also use the map to explore The Accountability Project, our project to bring greater transparency and accountability around rape kit testing practices nationwide by uncovering whether there are rape kit backlogs in cities across the country.

 

 

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Vermont

Vermont
size

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status

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Unknown

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No Reforms

Backlog News & Events for Vermont
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South Dakota

South Dakota
size

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350*

status

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Testing in Progress

reform

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Enacted Reforms

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Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i
size

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1,500*

status

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Partially Counted

reform

Reform Status

Proposed Reforms

Backlog News & Events for Hawai‘i
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Springfield

Springfield
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status

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Unknown

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Backlog News & Events for Springfield
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Trenton

Trenton
size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

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X

Tennessee Crime Lab

Tennessee Crime Lab
size

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status

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Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Tennessee Crime Lab
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Rochester

Rochester
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Rochester
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Rhode Island Crime Lab

Rhode Island Crime Lab
size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Rhode Island Crime Lab
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Raleigh

Raleigh
size

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status

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Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Raleigh
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Fresno

Fresno
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Fresno
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Eugene

Eugene
size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Eugene
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Durham

Durham
size

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status

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Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Durham
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Corvallis

Corvallis
size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Corvallis
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Champaign-Urbana

Champaign-Urbana
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Champaign-Urbana
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Buffalo

Buffalo
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Buffalo
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Boise

Boise
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Boise
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Bismarck

Bismarck
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Bismarck
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Anchorage

Anchorage
size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

X

Albany

Albany
size

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?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

X

Camden

Camden
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Camden
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Atlantic City

Atlantic City
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Atlantic City
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Gary

Gary
size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

X

Jackson

Jackson
size

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?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

X

Charleston

Charleston
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Charleston
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Map Key

Statewide Reform Enacted Statewide Reform Proposed
No State Reform, Limited Backlog Info No State Reform, No Backlog Info
Location Name Backlog Size Backlog Statussort descending Reform Status
  Illinois 3,770 Backlog Cleared Enacted Reforms  
  New Mexico 5,406 Counting Complete Enacted Reforms  
  Washington 6,000 Counting in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Kansas 2,008 Counting in Progress Comprehensive Count  
  Maryland ? Counting in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Montana 1,400 Counting in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Hawai‘i 1,500 Partially Counted Proposed Reforms  
  California 6,125 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Arizona 4,000 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Arkansas 1,513 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Connecticut 879 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Florida 13,435 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Iowa 1,500 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Kentucky 3,090 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Minnesota 3,482 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  North Dakota 500 Testing in Progress No Reforms  
  Pennsylvania 1,000 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Tennessee 9,062 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Wisconsin 6,006 Testing in Progress Comprehensive Count  
  Texas 20,000 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Colorado 6,283 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Delaware ? Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Georgia 3,108 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Louisiana 1,133 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Michigan 15,217 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Nevada 4,385 Testing in Progress No Reforms  
  Ohio 10,134 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Oregon 5,652 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  South Dakota 350 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Utah 2,700 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Virginia 2,369 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  West Virginia 2,400 Testing in Progress No Reforms  
  Maine ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Massachusetts ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  Missouri ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Nebraska ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  New Hampshire ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  New York ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  Oklahoma ? Unknown No Reforms  
  South Carolina ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Vermont ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Alaska ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Alabama ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Idaho ? Unknown Enacted Reforms  
  Indiana ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Mississippi ? Unknown No Reforms  
  New Jersey ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  North Carolina ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Rhode Island ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  Wyoming ? Unknown No Reforms  
Location Name State Backlog Size Backlog Statussort descending
  Los Angeles California 12,500 Backlog Cleared  
  St Louis Missouri 0 Backlog Cleared  
  New York City New York 17,000 Backlog Cleared  
  San Diego California 2,873 Counting Complete  
  Jacksonville Florida 1,943 Counting Complete  
  Milwaukee Wisconsin 2,655 Counting Complete  
  Knoxville Tennessee 394 Counting Complete  
  Tulsa Oklahoma 3,783 Counting Complete  
  Las Vegas Nevada 4,385 Counting Complete  
  Indianapolis Indiana 5,006 Counting Complete  
  Seattle Washington 1,276 Counting Complete  
  Kansas City Missouri 1,324 Counting Complete  
  Albuquerque New Mexico 835 Counting Complete  
  Houston Texas 6,663 Testing Complete  
  Riverside California 650 Testing in Progress  
  Jefferson County Texas 1,300 Testing in Progress  
  Salt Lake City Utah 788 Testing in Progress  
  Mobile Alabama ? Testing in Progress  
  Portland Oregon 1,931 Testing in Progress  
  Contra Costa County California 2,400 Testing in Progress  
  Detroit Michigan 11,341 Testing in Progress  
  Cleveland Ohio 4,375 Testing in Progress  
  Dallas Texas 4,144 Testing in Progress  
  Fayetteville North Carolina ? Testing in Progress  
  San Francisco California 753 Testing in Progress  
  Memphis Tennessee 12,374 Testing in Progress  
  Alameda County California 1,075 Testing in Progress  
  Flint Michigan 246 Testing in Progress  
  Tallahassee Florida 225 Testing in Progress  
  Tempe Arizona 500 Testing in Progress  
  Phoenix Arizona 2,300 Testing in Progress  
  Allegheny County Pennsylvania 400 Testing in Progress  
  Tucson Arizona 1,849 Testing in Progress  
  Nashville Tennessee 200 Testing in Progress  
  Austin Texas 3,070 Testing in Progress  
  Charlotte North Carolina 1,019 Testing in Progress  
  Denver Colorado 1,305 Testing in Progress  
  San Antonio Texas 1,499 Testing in Progress  
  Miami Florida 3,593 Testing in Progress  
  Toledo Ohio 2,300 Testing in Progress  
  Duluth Minnesota 578 Testing in Progress  
  Philadelphia Pennsylvania 600 Testing in Progress  
  New Orleans Louisiana 429 Testing in Progress  
  Birmingham Alabama ? Unknown  
  Charleston South Carolina ? Unknown  
  Durham North Carolina ? Unknown  
  Washington DC *National ? Unknown  
  Gary Indiana ? Unknown  
  Sacramento California ? Unknown  
  Champaign-Urbana Illinois ? Unknown  
  Atlanta Georgia ? Unknown  
  Oklahoma City Oklahoma ? Unknown  
  Rochester New York ? Unknown  
  Boise Idaho ? Unknown  
  Raleigh North Carolina ? Unknown  
  Boston Massachusetts ? Unknown  
  Camden New Jersey ? Unknown  
  Billings Montana ? Unknown  
  Chicago Illinois ? Unknown  
  Eugene Oregon ? Unknown  
  Atlantic City New Jersey ? Unknown  
  Albany New York ? Unknown  
  Tennessee Crime Lab Tennessee ? Unknown  
  Corvallis Oregon ? Unknown  
  Baltimore Maryland ? Unknown  
  Jackson Mississippi ? Unknown  
  San Jose California ? Unknown  
  Honolulu Hawaii ? Unknown  
  Buffalo New York ? Unknown  
  Rhode Island Crime Lab Rhode Island ? Unknown  
  Omaha Nebraska ? Unknown  
  Bismarck North Dakota ? Unknown  
  Springfield Illinois ? Unknown  
  Fresno California ? Unknown  
  Anchorage Alaska ? Unknown  
  Trenton New Jersey ? Unknown  
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