The Backlog:


The Oregon State Police is currently conducting a count of unprocessed sexual assault kits in law enforcement agency posession. As of July 2015, a total of 5,207 untested kits have been reported: 4,510 untested kits from named victims and 697 kits from anonymous victims.

In September 2015, the City of Portland and Multnomah County District Attorney's Office were awarded funding to address their backlogs by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, respectively.

We do not know the extent of the backlog in Oregon. Like most states, Oregon does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits, making it difficult to know the extent of the rape kit backlog here. However a growing number of states, all across the country, are making real reforms to end the backlog. This can happen in Oregon, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

  • Backlog Status

Testing Status Unknown

*As reported by Oregon Live in July 2015

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Tracking Testing Victim Notification
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Through The Accountability Project, we have discovered a backlog of 1,931 untested kits in Portland. Additionally, the Bend Police Department revealed that they have 113 untested rape kits that date back to 2000.

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