Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:




*As of August 2017, per public records response

See What's Happening in California

Stockton 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. Based on data provided, Stockton Police Department (SPD) received 481 rape kits between 2010 and 2017, and submitted 96% of these kits for testing, leaving a backlog of 19 unsubmitted rape kits. Learn more about our process.

On January 1, 2016, a law encouraging law enforcement to submit all newly collected rape kits for testing went into effect in California. According to the information provided by SPD, the agency is following the encouragement of the law.


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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