The Backlog:

Phoenix

In 2012, reporters uncovered 2,996 untested rape kits at police departments across the Phoenix Metropolitan area. More than half of them were at the Phoenix Police Department. Only one department, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, had an official "test all" policy. Mesa Police and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office also reported testing all kits. While the Phoenix Police Department has since changed its protocol to test a greater number of kits, it stopped short of implementing a "test all" policy. 

  • Backlog Status

Count
Partially Counted
Testing
Testing Status Unknown
Resolved
Not Cleared
Size
2,996*

*ABC15 reported at least 2,996 untested kits across the Phoenix Metropolitan area in November 2012. 

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