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
New state rape kit test mandate could reduce unsolved cases WWMT April 21, 2015
Washington state lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog The Bellingham Herald December 31, 2015
MSP, AG to begin testing, investigation and prosecution of sex assault kits WWMT January 28, 2016
Editorial: Delaware needs to lead, not follow with rape kits Delaware Online March 29, 2016
RTI International to provide training and technical assistance for National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative RTI International September 16, 2015
House approves Orwall bill to ensure testing of all rape kits kentreporter.com March 2, 2015
NY group offers grant to reduce rape kit backlog The Huffington Post July 23, 2012
Wayne County getting share of federal grants to address untested rape kit backlog WXYZ Detroit September 10, 2015
Heed Bondi's call: Don't leave rape kits untested Orlando Sentinel September 11, 2015
Mariska Hargitay’s New Documentary Shines Light on Epidemic of Untested Rape Kits NBC Nightly News April 13, 2018
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
Report Released on Memphis Rape Kit Backlog NewsChannel5 June 18, 2014
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
Hundreds of PA rape kits more than 1-year-old remain untested WPXI.com May 25, 2016
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
TEST400K Commends Governor Rauner for Signing HB369 Into Law Today PR Newswire August 5, 2015
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
Ohio's AG: About 8,400 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now September 4, 2015
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
Cuyahoga County prosecutor wants help for rape DNA backlog The Independent December 13, 2014
S.F. Police Chief Suhr makes right decision on rape-kit backlog SF Chronicle June 10, 2015
KSP to receive $1.9 million grant to help with rape kit backlog WLKY.com September 10, 2015
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
Rape Kit Backlog Delays Justice in Tumwater K5 News April 26, 2018

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