The Backlog of 400,000 Unprocessed Rape Kits Is A Disgrace

Sexual assualt backlogIt’s one of the most shameful numbers in American law enforcement: According to the Department of Justice, some 400,000 “rape kits” are languishing in evidence lockers across the country because local authorities can’t afford to process them. The kits, some of them dating back to the 1980s, contain DNA evidence that could convict rapists.