Number of untested rape kits in Oregon has quadrupled in the last two years

A year ago, Oregon officials sent 2,800 untested rape kits — some from cases more than a decade old — to a Utah laboratory because the state couldn’t handle them all. About half of those have now been processed, but the state is now dealing with a new backlog of untested kits.

In fact, the number of untested new kits has quadrupled in the past two years.

Source: Number of untested rape kits in Oregon has quadrupled in the last two years