The Backlog:


Of 1,064 rape kits collected by the Denver Police Department between 2007 and 2012, 470 remained untested as of July 2012. At that time, the Department, which has its own on-site crime lab, generally tested stranger rape cases, but rarely tested non-stranger cases. After Colorado passed legislation in 2013 requiring the counting and testing of rape kits booked into evidence, Denver Police reported having 998 previously untested kits. 

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