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Sexual Assault Kit Project

Previously Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kit Project 2016-2019

The State of Florida identified there were previously unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits (SAK) across the state. In 2015, at the direction of the Florida Legislature, FDLE was tasked to determine the number of untested sexual assault kits stored in local law enforcement agencies across the state and to create a plan to complete the testing. FDLE created the Sexual Assault Kit Assessment Survey which was then sent to every law enforcement agency in Florida.

The survey was summarized and closed December 16, 2015 with the following results:

Submission and testing of the previously unsubmitted SAK began and followed the accepted proposal for a three-year goal of completion starting July 1, 2016. The final results of the project are:

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