Birmingham

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

Unknown

Testing:

Unknown

Birmingham 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. Birmingham Police Department stated that they submit all kits to the lab for testing, and that, as of February 2015, there was a backlog of 442 kits from Birmingham awaiting testing at the state lab. 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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