Most Rape Kits Untested

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced yesterday [Wednesday] nearly 90 percent of Missouri’s rape kits were never tested.

In a press conference, Schmitt said that of the approximately 7000 total kits, only about 830 of them were tested for evidence.

Rape kits are performed by medical examiners and are used to secure evidence immediately following an attack.

The attorney general’s office began tracking rape kits in 2017 with the help of a federal grant.

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