North Dakota

Backlog Snapshot

North Dakota
Untested Kits:

500*

Testing:

In Progress

Does North Dakota...
Inventory untested rape kits?
No statewide inventory.
Test backlogged rape kits?
No, the state has not committed to testing.
Test newly collected rape kits?
No, the state has not mandated testing.
Grant victims rights to notice and be informed?
No.
Track rape kits?
No tracking system exists.
Appropriate funding for rape kit reform?
No.

*Partial count of the total rape kit backlog, based on funding awarded by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in 2015

Learn more about how we track reform

The extent of the untested rape kit backlog in North Dakota is unknown. North Dakota law does not require law enforcement agencies to count, track, or test rape kits.

In 2015, The Accountability Project issued an open records request to bring the number of untested kits in Bismarck to light. To date, we have not received a complete response to this request. 

In 2015, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office awarded the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General (Crime Lab Division) $341,667 to test 500 rape kits.

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