Where the Backlog Exists

In the past, experts in 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. There is no comprehensive, national data on the nature and scope of the rape kit backlog. Few state governments and no federal agencies track rape kit data. Across the United States, there are vast differences in the way law enforcement tracks and reports this data, if at all, making it exceedingly difficult to compare and to have a national picture of the backlog.

In just a handful of locations, we have begun to get a clearer picture because lawmakers have enacted legislation and policies, investigative reports have uncovered backlogs and officials have made the number of untested kits in their communities publicly known. On the federal level, the government is taking steps to encourage the tracking of 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. 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. 

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Wyoming

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West Virginia

West Virginia
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Washington

Washington
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Vermont

Vermont
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South Dakota

South Dakota
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South Carolina

South Carolina
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Rhode Island

Rhode Island
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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
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Oregon

Oregon
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North Dakota

North Dakota
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North Carolina

North Carolina
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New Hampshire

New Hampshire
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Nebraska

Nebraska
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No Reforms

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Montana

Montana
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No Reforms

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Missouri

Missouri
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Mississippi

Mississippi
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Maine

Maine
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No Reforms

Backlog News & Events for Maine
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Louisiana

Louisiana
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Unknown

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Partial Reforms

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Kansas

Kansas
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No Reforms

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Iowa

Iowa
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Idaho

Idaho
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Unknown

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No Reforms

Backlog News & Events for Idaho
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Hawaii

Hawaii
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No Reforms

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Georgia

Georgia
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Unknown

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No Reforms

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Delaware

Delaware
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Unknown

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No Reforms

Backlog News & Events for Delaware
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Connecticut

Connecticut
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status

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Unknown

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No Reforms

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Arkansas

Arkansas
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Unknown

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No Reforms

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Honolulu

Honolulu
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Unknown

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New Orleans

New Orleans
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Tulsa

Tulsa
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Unknown

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City
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Unknown

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee
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Unknown

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Miami

Miami
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Jacksonville

Jacksonville
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Charlotte

Charlotte
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Unknown

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Backlog News & Events for Charlotte
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Boston

Boston
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia
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Unknown

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Washington DC

Washington DC
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Atlanta

Atlanta
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Unknown

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Backlog News & Events for Atlanta
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Seattle

Seattle
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Birmingham

Birmingham
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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 Status Reform Statussort descending
  Minnesota ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Montana ? Unknown No Reforms  
  New Hampshire ? Unknown No Reforms  
  North Carolina ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Arizona ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Oklahoma ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Rhode Island ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Florida ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Idaho ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Iowa ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Wisconsin ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Massachusetts ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Mississippi ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Nebraska ? Unknown No Reforms  
  New Mexico ? Unknown No Reforms  
  North Dakota ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Alabama ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Oregon ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Connecticut ? Unknown No Reforms  
  South Carolina ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Georgia ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Washington ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Kansas ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Wyoming ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Maine ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Missouri ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Nevada ? Unknown No Reforms  
  New York ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Alaska ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Arkansas ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Pennsylvania ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Delaware ? Unknown No Reforms  
  South Dakota ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Hawaii ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Vermont ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Indiana ? Unknown No Reforms  
  West Virginia ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Kentucky ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Maryland ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Texas 20,000 Testing in Progress Partial Reforms  
  Colorado 6,283 Testing in Progress Partial Reforms  
  Tennessee 20,000 Unknown Partial Reforms  
  Virginia ? Unknown Partial Reforms  
  Louisiana ? Unknown Partial Reforms  
  Utah 2,700 Unknown Partial Reforms  
  Illinois 0 Backlog Cleared Partial Reforms  
  Michigan ? Unknown Partial Reforms  
  California ? Unknown Partial Reforms  
  Ohio 8,381 Testing in Progress Partial Reforms  
  New Jersey ? Unknown Proposed  
Location Name State Backlog Size Backlog Status
  Birmingham Alabama ? Unknown  
  Houston Texas 0 Testing in Progress  
  San Antonio Texas 2,000 Testing in Progress  
  Dallas Texas 4,144 Testing in Progress  
  Seattle Washington ? Unknown  
  Atlanta Georgia ? Unknown  
  Baltimore Maryland ? Unknown  
  Washington DC *National ? Unknown  
  New York City New York 0 Backlog Cleared  
  Philadelphia Pennsylvania ? Unknown  
  Boston Massachusetts ? Unknown  
  Charlotte North Carolina ? Unknown  
  Detroit Michigan 11,341 Testing in Progress  
  Indianapolis Indiana ? Unknown  
  Jacksonville Florida ? Unknown  
  Las Vegas Nevada 4,000 Unknown  
  Los Angeles California 0 Backlog Cleared  
  Memphis Tennessee 12,164 Testing in Progress  
  Miami Florida ? Unknown  
  Milwaukee Wisconsin ? Unknown  
  Nashville Tennessee ? Unknown  
  Oklahoma City Oklahoma ? Unknown  
  Phoenix Arizona 2,996 Unknown  
  San Diego California ? Unknown  
  Tulsa Oklahoma ? Unknown  
  New Orleans Louisiana 0 Backlog Cleared  
  San Francisco California 753 Testing in Progress  
  Denver Colorado 998 Testing in Progress  
  Cleveland Ohio 0 Testing in Progress  
  Honolulu Hawaii ? Unknown  
  Salt Lake City Utah 788 Counting in Progress  
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