According to End the Backlog, the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) collected 1,657 rape kits between July 1993 and August 2017. The police have not clarified how many of those have been tested.
In 2018, California passed a law mandating an audit of all untested rape kits in the possession of law enforcement, medical facilities, and crime labs.
Long Beach Community Hospital, which is the only place sexual assault survivors can receive testing services in city limits, is due to re-open this year as another for-profit entity.
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