Rape Kit Testing Backlog Reduced By 90% In PA

Pennsylvania's Auditor General is reporting significant progress over the last three years when it comes to investigating cases of rape in Pennsylvania. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is reporting a dramatic decrease in the number of untested rape kits in Pennsylvania. Since 2016 the number of untested kits has gone from over 32 hundred to just 339, a decline of almost 90 percent. In addition, the PA State Police and Philadelphia Police crime labs had no backlogged rape kits as of December 2018.