Jacksonville

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

1,943*

Testing:

Unknown

Jacksonville is one of the cities where we are using public records requests to uncover the number of untested rape kits in police storage. Through our efforts, we have learned that, as of May 2015, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has a backlog of 1,943 untested kits. To learn more about our process, click here

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In 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the City of Jacksonville $672,284 to test kits, investigate and prosecute cases, and re-engage survivors.

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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