The Backlog:

Houston

In February 2015, Houston officials reported that they have completed testing of 6,663 previously untested rape kits. Using $4.4 million in federal grant money and city funding, the Houston Police Department outsourced all of the kits to two private labs for testing, along with 1,450 more recently collected kits and 1,020 samples of DNA evidence from other crimes. Testing has yielded 850 matches in CODIS, the national DNA database, resulting in the prosecution of 29 offenders.

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  • Backlog Status

Count
Counting Complete
Testing
Testing Complete
Resolved
Cleared
Size
6,663*

* In February 2015, the Houston Chronicle reported that the police department had completed testing on all previously untested rape kits.

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