The Backlog:

South Dakota

In December 2015, it was reported that South Dakota state crime lab was slowly clearing a backlog of untested rape kits, at least 350 of which came from Sioux Falls Police Department.

We do not know the extent of the backlog in South Dakota. Like most states, South Dakota 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 South Dakota, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from our elected officials.

  • Backlog Status

Count
Partially Counted
Testing
In Testing
Resolved
Not Cleared
Size
350*

This is a partial count as reported by Argus Leader in December 2015.

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