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.

Titlesort ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Untested rape kits: A look at 2 local cases The Ledger Clifford Parody September 21, 2015
Untested rape kits to be submitted to state before Jan. 1 KNOE-TV Ayla Ferrone December 29, 2014
Untested rape kits to be released to police KMOV St. Louis Wesley Goheen July 31, 2015
Untested rape kits to be investigated after CBS46 probe CBS 46 Adam Harding June 4, 2015
Untested Rape Kits to be Counted KGAN 2 September 11, 2015
Untested rape kits submitted to BCI exceeds 5,000 kits Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Ohio Attorney General News Release January 2, 2014
Untested rape kits spur new law in Kentucky; Indiana may be next The Gleaner Beth Smith September 13, 2016
Untested rape kits prompting changes in San Diego The San Diego Union-Tribune David Garrick October 10, 2016
Untested rape kits pile up in Portland, despite promises Washington Times Associated Press September 13, 2015
Untested rape kits pile up in Davenport evidence room Quad-City Times Brian Wellner January 21, 2013
Untested rape kits pile up again; latest blow to NOPD's Special Victims Unit The Picayune Times Richard Rainey December 18, 2014
Untested rape kits merit focus My San Antonio Editorial Staff April 25, 2012
Untested rape kits linked to crime lab backlog ABC FOX Montana Jackie Coffin November 10, 2016
Untested rape kits lead to more crimes CBS News Armen Keteyian and Laura Strickler November 10, 2009
Untested Rape Kits In Nevada to be Tested Associated Press Ken Ritter May 30, 2015
Untested rape kits in Idaho raise concerns Chron November 9, 2015
Untested Rape Kits Hid 817 Serial Predators in Detroit, Tens of Thousands More Concealed in Backlog Across U.S. Newsweek Josh Saul December 19, 2017
Untested rape kits gather dust across region Press Connects Anthony Borrelli July 18, 2015
Untested rape kits demand audit, Iowa officials say Des Moines Register MacKenzie Elmer July 17, 2015
Untested rape kits could hold key to unsolved cases Greenville Online Anna Lee, Liv Osby, Tim Smith July 17, 2015
Untested rape kits closer to being tested after bill prompted by CALL7 Investigation passes cmte. ABC7 Denver Keli Rabon, Tak Landrock March 7, 2013
Untested rape kits at SLCPD to be re-reviewed FOX13Now Fox 13 News June 2, 2014
Untested rape kits at Bend Police Department KTVS Katie Higgins June 17, 2015
Untested rape kits aren't the problem Joan Quigley August 17, 2015
Untested rape kit identifies suspect accused of gang rape in Detroit Fox 2 Detroit January 26, 2017


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