San Diego

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:




*As reported by San Diego Police Department in May 2015.
In July 2015, USA Today reported San Diego has 1,830 untested kits.

See What's Happening in California

San Diego 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 San Diego has a backlog of 2,873 untested kits, some kits dating back to the early 1990s. 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.

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