Miami

Backlog Snapshot

Untested Kits:

3,593*

Testing:

In Progress

*In a December 2015 statewide auditthe City of Miami reported 2,243 untested kits and the Miami-Dade Police Department reported 1,350 untested kits 

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Miami is one of the cities where we are using public records requests to uncover the number of untested rape kits in police storage as part of The Accountability Project. In a December 2015 statewide audit, the City of Miami reported 2,243 untested kits and the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) reported 1,350 untested kits.

In 2015, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office awarded MDPD $1,968,246 in funding to test 2,900 rape kits.

Right now, we do not know the full extent of the national rape kit backlog because few states require law enforcement agencies to count, track, or test rape kits. The Accountability Project aims to bring greater transparency and accountability to rape kit testing practices across the country.

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