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 descending Source Author(s) Post Date
70,000 untested rape kits USA Today found is fraction of total KHOU Steve Reilly July 16, 2015
700 rape kits waiting to be tested inn Amarillo MySanAntonio.com January 25, 2015
76 rape kits submitted from Athens County since 2011 The Post Athens Aubree DIx January 23, 2017
8 months after rape report, Amarillo woman waits for justice amarillo.com Lauren Koski July 8, 2017
850 DNA Matches Found as Houston Clears Rape Kit Backlog Gawker Brendan O'Connor February 23, 2015
850 DNA Matches in FBI Database after Houston Clears Rape Kit Backlog Huffington Post Juan A. Lozano February 23, 2013
88 suspects identified after GBI tests old rape kits WSB TV Richard Elliott July 24, 2017
88 suspects identified after GBI tests old rape kits WSB-TV Atlanta Richard Elliot July 24, 2017
8News Investigates: Vice President Biden speaks on rape kit backlog ABC 8 News Amaya Ray March 16, 2015
8News Investigates: What Is The State Doing With Massive Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits? ABC 8 News Ilya Grossman February 23, 2015
9 investigates backlog of rape cases in Volusia County WFTV 9 January 5, 2017
9 Investigates major DNA break in 20-year-old Volusia County rape case WFTV Karla Ray March 20, 2017
9 Investigates: Unprocessed Rape Kits News9 Alex Cameron February 9, 2015
A 2 Wants to Know Investigation: Untested Rape Kits WFMY News 2 Lechelle L Yates July 16, 2015
A Bill Extending Rights to Rape Survivors Actually Passes the U.S. Senate Slate.com Nora Caplan-Bricker May 24, 2016
A Call to Test All Rape Kits FOX 40 August 6, 2015
A community stands up against rape Ebony Kimberly Hayes Taylor August 23, 2016
A key to prosecuting rape The Atlanta Journal Constitution Sarah Tofte September 6, 2013
A Long Wait: Untested Sexual Assault Kits Part 1 Fox 21 Nikki Davidson February 22, 2017
A Look at Cities, States Receiving $79M for Rape Kit Tests ABC News Associated Press September 10, 2015
A Missed Opportunity to Find Rapists The New York Times The Editorial Board October 14, 2014
A month after Utah judge threatens to jail crime lab employee, DNA results received by defense in rape case The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller December 16, 2016
A needed revolution: rape and U.S. justice The Daily Beast Sarah Tofte April 8, 2012
A Neglected Victim, A Voice of Moral Outrage: Editorial Oregonian Oregonian Editorial Board December 2, 2017
A North Carolina Law Is Taking Aim At Untested Rape Kits Refinery29 Kimberly Truong June 30, 2017

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