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 is posted below. Like most states, New Mexico 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 New Mexico, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

  • Backlog Status

Testing Status Unknown
  • 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.

Through The Accountability Project, we are using public records requests to bring the number of untested rape kits in Albuquerque to light.

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