The Backlog

News Archive

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
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
Our View: Improve DNA testing of rape kits Panama City News Herald September 18, 2015
Report Released on Memphis Rape Kit Backlog NewsChannel5 June 18, 2014
Vice President Biden Heads to New York City Thursday To Focus on Economy, Sexual Assault Cases ABC 7 Eyewitness News September 9, 2015
Study: Detroit Multidisciplinary Teams Creates Protocols for Responding to Untested Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 7, 2015
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
Police: Rape suspect's DNA matched at 1 in 13 quintillion rate http://www.wlwt.com/news/police-rape-suspects-dna-matched-at-1-in-13-quintillion-rate/37641290 January 26, 2016
Hundreds of PA rape kits more than 1-year-old remain untested WPXI.com May 25, 2016
Rape Kit Backlog Delays Justice in Tumwater K5 News April 26, 2018
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits MSN.com November 15, 2015
AG: FUNDS SECURED TO HELP END RAPE KIT BACKLOG WTVQ May 19, 2016
DNA testing of sexual assault kits tops 8,000 in Ohio WKYC August 5, 2015
Man Facing Rape Charges in Daviess County WBIW.com August 19, 2015
Kym Worthy to speak at Giving Hope annual event Hometown Life September 4, 2015
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
Illinois Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act Illinois General Assembly September 1, 2010
Routine DNA search connects man to rape case after four years Click 2 Houston June 11, 2015
Editorial: Resolution Needed on Rape Cases The Ledger June 27, 2015
Fayetteville police win grant to process old rape kits Fay Observer October 21, 2015
Editorial: Florida needs to test all rape kits Tampa Bay Times November 6, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 9,500 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now January 9, 2016
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015

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