Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Finally Getting Around to Testing Rape Kits, or Some of Them

On NPR, Tested at Last, Rape Kits Give Evidence to Victims' Stories.

So far, 1,000 kits  have been tested and the remaining 3,000 are still waiting. This isn't just a problem in Cleveland. In Houston, there are over 8,000 untested kits and over 11,000 in Detroit. The federal government estimates that nationwide, 400,000 rape kits have gone untested.

Wow - 400,000 (!) crimes against women in which the evidence was not investigated.

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