The Backlog:


Milwaukee is one of the cities where we are using public records requests to uncover the number of untested rape kits in police storage. Through our efforts, we have learned Milwaukee has a backlog of 2,655 untested kits. To learn more about our process, click here

Right now, there is more we do not know about the backlog than we do know because few state governments and no federal agencies require law enforcement to track rape kit data. For that reason, we have undertaken The Accountability Project to bring greater transparency and accountability around rape kit testing practices nationwide.

Download the public records response from Milwaukee here.

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