The Backlog

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In this section, you can find an archive of information about the rape kit backlog, including news from across the country, investigative reports that have uncovered backlogs, op-eds from journalists and reformers, legislation and policy reports, government publications and more. Browse by date or by category below.

Title Source Author(s)sort descending Post Date
9 investigates backlog of rape cases in Volusia County WFTV 9 January 5, 2017
Eliminating the Rape Kit Backlog: A Roundtable to Explore a Victim-Centered Approach Office on Violence Against Women May 10, 2010
Victims want to #ENDTHEBACKLOG of rape kits HLN Ajyra Cheatham and Natisha Lance April 28, 2015
9 Investigates: Unprocessed Rape Kits News9 Alex Cameron February 9, 2015
When Detectives Dismiss Rape Reports Before Investigating Them Buzzfeed Alex Campbell and Katie J.M. Baker September 8, 2016
Maryland lawmakers call for uniform police standards on rape kits The Baltimore Sun Alison Knezevich and Catherine Rentz December 9, 2016
Thousands of rape kits are sitting in crime labs untested AOL News Angela Taylor November 20, 2012
Serial indifference Houston Chronicle Anita Hassan April 3, 2017
Rape in America: Justice Denied CBS News Armen Keteyian and Laura Strickler November 9, 2009
3 Investigates: Destruction of rape kits under review following Channel 3 investigation WRCBTV Beth Burger June 1, 2015
Rape kits found untested at Hollywood PD WSVN News 7 Carmel Cafiero and Danny Cohen January 15, 2014
Rape kits still untested by TBI WREG 4 Cindy Wolff July 22, 2013
As rape kits pile up around the state, victims go ignored, predators walk free KVUE Cori Coffin May 1, 2017
San Francisco Police Dept. finds hundreds of untested rape kits ABC 7 Dan Noyes February 20, 2014
Baltimore prosecutor on woman reporting rape: 'Seems like a conniving little whore' The Washington Post Danielle Paquette August 11, 2016
Lawmakers, law enforcement take action after ABC15 rape kits investigation ABC15 Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger November 20, 2012
ABC15 investigation uncovers thousands of rape kits left untested by Vallet law enforcement ABC15 Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger November 11, 2012
LA Sheriff SAK Backlog Elimination Program Oct. 2010 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Dean M. Gialamas October 25, 2010
Several Utah police agencies have stockpiles of unprocessed rape kits The Salt Lake Tribune Erin Albertyand Janelle Stecklein January 3, 2014
Taboo topics: Sexual Assault Daily Nebraskan Erin Mansur March 16, 2015
Hank investigates: shocking backlog in DNA testing of rape kits WHDH NBC Hank Phillippi Ryan June 10, 2013
Report: At least 70k rape kits remain untested in U.S. police depts PBS NEWSHOUR Hari Sreenivasan July 18, 2015
8News Investigates: What Is The State Doing With Massive Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits? ABC 8 News Ilya Grossman February 23, 2015
Grassroots effort raising money for untested rape kits Fox 2 Detroit Ingrid Kelley October 5, 2015
Untested rape kits linked to crime lab backlog ABC FOX Montana Jackie Coffin November 10, 2016

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