Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:



In Progress

* As reported by Nashville Police in July 2014

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Nashville is one of the cities where we are using public records requests to uncover the number of untested rape kits in police storage as part of The Accountability Project. Through our efforts, we uncovered that Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) booked 4,524 rape kits into evidence between 1995 and 2014. MNPD reported that, by October 2014, all but six of these kits had been submitted for testing.

Right now, we do not know the full extent of the national rape kit backlog because few states require law enforcement agencies to count, track, or test rape kits. The Accountability Project aims to bring greater transparency and accountability to rape kit testing practices across the country.

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