Where the Backlog Exists

In the past, the federal government estimated that there were hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits in police and crime lab storage facilities throughout the country. But right now, there is more we do not know about the backlog than we do know. Few state governments and no federal agencies track rape kit data. 

For that reason, we have undertaken a new project to bring greater transparency and accountability around rape kit testing practices nationwide. The goal of The Accountability Project is to uncover whether there are rape kit backlogs in cities across the country.

Use the map below to find information on:

  • the size and status of the backlog;
  • reforms around rape kit tracking and testing, and the victim notification process;
  • local and national rape kit backlog news; and more.

Use the buttons above the map to toggle between the city view and state view. When you click into a location, you'll see a snapshot of the backlog and recent news—click the SEE MORE button for even more details. You can also click on the jurisdiction in the chart below for further details. We hope that you will use this map to learn more about the backlog in your area and nationwide and call on our elected officials for much-needed reforms. 

 

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Wyoming

Wyoming
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Reforms

Backlog News & Events for Wyoming
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ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. To advocate for greater transparency, click here

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Washington

Washington
size

Backlog Size

6,000*

status

Backlog Status

Counting in Progress

reform

Reform Status

Enacted Reforms

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Vermont

Vermont
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Reforms

Backlog News & Events for Vermont
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ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. To advocate for greater transparency, click here

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South Dakota

South Dakota
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Reforms

Backlog News & Events for South Dakota
See More

ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. To advocate for greater transparency, click here

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South Carolina

South Carolina
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Reforms

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North Dakota

North Dakota
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Reforms

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Reforms

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Mississippi

Mississippi
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Reforms

Backlog News & Events for Mississippi
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ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. To advocate for greater transparency, click here

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Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Reforms

Backlog News & Events for Hawai‘i
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Delaware

Delaware
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

No Reforms

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St Louis

St Louis
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for St Louis
See More

ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. To advocate for greater transparency, click here

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Omaha

Omaha
size

Backlog Size

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status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Omaha
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ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. To advocate for greater transparency, click here

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Camden

Camden
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Camden
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ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. To advocate for greater transparency, click here

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Atlantic City

Atlantic City
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Atlantic City
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ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. To advocate for greater transparency, click here

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Gary

Gary
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Gary
See More

ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. To advocate for greater transparency, click here

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Jackson

Jackson
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Backlog News & Events for Jackson
See More

ENDTHEBACKLOG.org has not identified any news specific to this location. To advocate for greater transparency, click here

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Honolulu

Honolulu
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

X

Birmingham

Birmingham
size

Backlog Size

?

status

Backlog Status

Unknown

reform

Reform Status

Map Key

Statewide Reform Enacted Statewide Reform Proposed
No State Reform, Limited Backlog Info No State Reform, No Backlog Info
Location Namesort ascending Backlog Size Backlog Status Reform Status
  Wyoming ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Wisconsin 6,006 Counting Complete Comprehensive Count  
  West Virginia ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Washington 6,000 Counting in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Virginia 2,300 Counting in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Vermont ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Utah 2,700 Unknown Enacted Reforms  
  Texas 20,000 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Tennessee 9,062 Counting Complete Enacted Reforms  
  South Dakota ? Unknown No Reforms  
  South Carolina ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Rhode Island ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Pennsylvania ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  Oregon ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Oklahoma ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Ohio 9,643 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  North Dakota ? Unknown No Reforms  
  North Carolina ? Unknown No Reforms  
  New York ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  New Mexico ? Unknown No Reforms  
  New Jersey ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  New Hampshire ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Nevada ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Nebraska ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Montana ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Missouri ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Mississippi ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Minnesota ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Michigan ? Unknown Enacted Reforms  
  Massachusetts ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  Maryland ? Counting in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Maine ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Louisiana 1,133 Counting in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Kentucky ? Counting in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Kansas ? Counting in Progress Comprehensive Count  
  Iowa ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Indiana ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Illinois 3,770 Backlog Cleared Enacted Reforms  
  Idaho ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Hawai‘i ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Georgia ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Florida ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  Delaware ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Connecticut ? Unknown Proposed Reforms  
  Colorado 6,283 Testing in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  California ? Unknown Enacted Reforms  
  Arkansas ? Counting in Progress Enacted Reforms  
  Arizona ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Alaska ? Unknown No Reforms  
  Alabama ? Unknown No Reforms  
Location Namesort ascending State Backlog Size Backlog Status
  Washington DC *National ? Unknown  
  Tuscon Arizona ? Unknown  
  Tulsa Oklahoma 3,783 Counting Complete  
  Toledo Ohio 2,300 Testing in Progress  
  St Louis Missouri ? Unknown  
  Seattle Washington 1,276 Counting Complete  
  San Francisco California 753 Testing in Progress  
  San Diego California 2,873 Comprehensive Count  
  San Antonio Texas 1,499 Testing in Progress  
  Salt Lake City Utah 788 Testing in Progress  
  Portland Oregon 1,931 Comprehensive Count  
  Phoenix Arizona 2,996 Comprehensive Count  
  Philadelphia Pennsylvania ? Unknown  
  Omaha Nebraska ? Unknown  
  Oklahoma City Oklahoma ? Unknown  
  Oakland California ? Unknown  
  New York City New York 17,000 Backlog Cleared  
  New Orleans Louisiana 429 Unknown  
  Nashville Tennessee 200 Testing in Progress  
  Milwaukee Wisconsin 2,655 Comprehensive Count  
  Miami Florida ? Unknown  
  Memphis Tennessee 12,374 Testing in Progress  
  Los Angeles California 12,500 Backlog Cleared  
  Las Vegas Nevada 4,385 Counting Complete  
  Knoxville Tennessee 394 Comprehensive Count  
  Kansas City Missouri 1,324 Comprehensive Count  
  Jacksonville Florida 1,943 Comprehensive Count  
  Jackson Mississippi ? Unknown  
  Indianapolis Indiana ? Unknown  
  Houston Texas 6,663 Testing Complete  
  Honolulu Hawaii ? Unknown  
  Hollywood Florida 94 Testing in Progress  
  Gary Indiana ? Unknown  
  Detroit Michigan 11,341 Testing in Progress  
  Denver Colorado 998 Testing in Progress  
  Dallas Texas 4,144 Testing in Progress  
  Cleveland Ohio 4,373 Testing in Progress  
  Charlotte North Carolina 1,019 Comprehensive Count  
  Camden New Jersey ? Unknown  
  Boston Massachusetts ? Unknown  
  Birmingham Alabama ? Unknown  
  Baltimore Maryland ? Unknown  
  Atlantic City New Jersey ? Unknown  
  Atlanta Georgia ? Unknown  
  Albuquerque New Mexico ? Unknown  
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