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Joyful Heart Reveals Rape Kit Backlog Data, but More Remains Unknown
The Joyful Heart Foundation’s Accountability Project, an initiative that’s part of the #EndTheBacklog program focused on identifying the extent of the national rape kit backlog, has released new information detailing the number of untested kits in several cities nationwide.
Through public record requests, the foundation discovered the following totals:
Charlotte, North Carolina: 1,019 untested kits
Jacksonville, Florida: 1,943 kits
Kansas City, Missouri: 1,324 kits
Portland, Oregon: 1,931 kits
San Diego, California: 2,873 kits