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
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
KSP to receive $1.9 million grant to help with rape kit backlog WLKY.com September 10, 2015
Our View: Improve DNA testing of rape kits Panama City News Herald September 18, 2015
Serial rapists given lengthy prison sentences WKYC-TV December 22, 2014
Study: Detroit Multidisciplinary Teams Creates Protocols for Responding to Untested Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 7, 2015
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits MSN.com November 15, 2015
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
Ohio's AG: About 9,500 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now January 9, 2016
Thousands of Rape Kits Untested in US Daily Beast July 16, 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
Trial Begins for Early Morning Rapist WTAM1100 February 3, 2015
Man Charged in 2010 Cold Case Sexual Assault After Victim Passed Away CBS Denver October 9, 2015
Law and Order' Star Testifies About Rape Kits, Sexual Violence to Congress NBC New York June 16, 2017
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
Should state collect DNA on felony arrests? Courier Journal January 1, 2016
Arizona law enforcement revising stance on rape kits Arizona Daily Sun June 21, 2016
Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog WICS May 22, 2015
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
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
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

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