Las Vegas

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

4,385*

Testing:

In Progress

Las Vegas 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 July 2014, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has a backlog of 4,385 untested kits. To learn more about our process, click here

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In September 2015, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office awarded the LVMPD $1,995,874 in funding to test 2,970 rape kits.

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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