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LAPD reduces untested rape kits by half

September 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles Police Department has reduced their number of untested rape kits by half.A year ago, there were 7,500 untested kits. The backlog has been reduced to 3,266.

Detectives say DNA evidence helped close 405 cases this year.

They hope to finish going through all the rape kits by July 2011, but the city's record budget deficit may push that date back.

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