The Backlog:

New Mexico

We do not know the extent of the backlog in New Mexico—there is only information about the backlog at the local level, which you can see below. Like most states, New Mexico does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits. In fact, just three states do—Colorado, Illinois and Texas—and because of the reforms these states have implemented, we now have a more accurate picture of the backlog there. This can happen in New Mexico, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

  • Backlog Status

Count
Unknown
Testing
Testing Status Unknown
Resolved
Unknown
Size
?
  • Reform Status

Tracking Testing Victim Notification
No Known Reform
Reform in Progress
Partial Reform
Complete Reform
  • Additional Information

In 2009, there were 1,116 rape kits from active cases that had never been tested at the Albuquerque Police Department. Those kits dated back nine years.

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