The Backlog:


We do not know the extent of the backlog in Florida—there is only information about the backlog at the local level, which you can see below. Like most states, Florida does not require its law enforcement agencies to track or count rape kits. In fact, just three states do—Colorado, Illinois and Texas—and because of the reforms these states have implemented, we now have a more accurate picture of the backlog there. This can happen in Florida, too. Take action today to advocate for transparency and change from your elected officials.

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Testing Status Unknown
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On January 15, 2014, 7News reported that the Hollywood Police Department had uncovered nearly 100 untested rape kits in its storage facility. The kits dated back to 2005. The Department identified twenty-four of the 94 kits as "top priority" and sent them to the Broward Sheriff's Office crime lab. As of August 9, 2014, the crime lab had tested 18 of those kits. 

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