Episode 8: The backlog of thousands of untested rape kits
07.23.2018 - By Genetic Jackpot
Statistics show that one-in-six women will be raped or sexually assaulted in their life. On average, there are over 300,000 rape cases annually in the United States. A "rape kit" is one of the first steps a victim can take in helping authorities find justice in their case. Unfortunately, there have been over 225,000 untested rape kits discovered across the country, most recently nearly 5,000 found in Missouri. Victoria Pickering from the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault organization in Kansas City joins us to discuss the importance of the kits and how so many of them have been untested.