Results of untested Florida rape kits to be released

Rape Kit Backlog

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A study by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into the thousands of untested rape kits in the state is expected to be released Monday morning. It’s believed there are more than 11,000 untested kits in Florida.

Last year, Attorney General Pam Bondi vowed to get them tested and determine how much it will cost. The assessment itself cost around $300,000.

Rape kits contain physical evidence collected from sexual assault victims. The information can help investigators solve a case.

The testing of each kit can cost a few hundred dollars up to $1,500.

The Department of Law Enforcement plans to release the results of the assessment on its website around 9:00 a.m., officials said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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