Kansas

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

2,008*

Testing:

In Progress

Does Kansas law require...
An Audit of Untested Rape Kits?

No

Tracking of Rape Kits?

No

Testing of all backlogged rape kits?

No

Testing of all rape kits in the future?

No

Victims to be notified of the status of their cases?

No

Funding for testing kits?

No

*According to a 2015 statewide survey of untested kits, as cited by KSN-TV

Learn more about how we track reform

The extent of the untested rape kit backlog in Kansas is unknown. Kansas law does not require law enforcement agencies to count, track, or test rape kits. In 2015, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) conducted a preliminary survey of law enforcement agencies and found 2,008 untested rape kits statewide.

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded KBI $2,000,000 to test kits, investigate and prosecute cases, and re-engage survivors. 

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