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 ascending Post Date
Dallas Police Start To Tackle Backlog Of More Than 4,000 Rape Kits Justice News Flash August 7, 2015
Police get new lead in 25-year-old murder WTVA August 21, 2015
Pair Arrested in 2008 Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW January 7, 2016
Victims' Group: SD Rape Kit Testing Law a Mixed Bag Public News Service April 20, 2016
Editorial: Support Bondi's quest to resolve rape cases The Ledger September 16, 2015
Police: DNA links man to 2 Baltimore rapes WBALTV October 6, 2015
Neuman to introduce bill to improve rape kit testing Observer-Reporter December 20, 2016
Legislation to speed up sexual assault kit testing passed in Ohio Senate WFMJ June 5, 2014
Alaska crime lab cutting down backlog of rape kits The Daily Progress February 3, 2017
Editorial: Florida crime labs need more funding Herald-Tribune November 20, 2015
New law strengthens domestic, sexual violence response system Williston Oberver June 15, 2017
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Huntington News June 7, 2015
$79 million to end rape kit backlog FOX News September 12, 2015
Cornyn bill to fight nation-wide rape kit backlog passes Congress Your Houston News March 2, 2013
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape Kits CBS Miami September 17, 2015
Hundreds of Thousands of Rape Kits May Be Untested Around U.S. The Crime Report July 16, 2015
The Shocking Numbers On Untested Rape Kits Jezebel August 11, 2010
Ohio's deadline approaches for DNA testing of untested rape kits WLWT September 25, 2015
Testing Detroit's Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Ms. Magazine February 13, 2015
Our Editorial: Keep momentum on rape kit testing The Detroit News November 10, 2015
DNA matters Toledo Blade July 3, 2014
Cohen Announces Additional Funds For Rape Kit Testing Local Memphis December 16, 2015
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014
In Our View: Process Rape Kits Columbian March 19, 2018
County One Step Closer to Conducting Rape Kits KTEN April 30, 2015


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