The Backlog:


The Oregon State Police is currently conducting a statewide audit of unprocessed sexual assault kits. As of September 2015, a total of 5,652 untested kits have been reported: 4,902 untested kits from named victims and 750 kits from anonymous victims. These kits date back to 1983.

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

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In Testing
Not Cleared

*As reported by the Oregon State Police in September 2015.

  • Reform Status

Tracking Testing Victim Notification
No Known Reform
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Through The Accountability Project, we have discovered a backlog of 1,931 untested kits in Portland and are using public records requests to bring the number of untested kits in Corvallis and Eugene to light.

Additionally, the Bend Police Department revealed that they have 113 untested rape kits that date back to 2000.

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