That’s because drug chargeso undergo the procedure at hospitals. The hospitals maintain the collected evidence in a sealed envelope identified only by a number, unless police access its contents upon the victim’s decision to press charges.” If Veronica Victim was raped, went to the hospital, but then didn’t file a complaint with the police there will be an untested rape kit kept somewhere. But is it the police’s fault?
plead out at over a 90% rate when the test results come out, AND because the tests take a few seconds and cost basically nothing.
Rape kits take hours of lab work, cost hundreds of dollars, and even under the best of circumstances can take weeks to come back from the lab; and still only about 20% of rapists who are tried are convicted, and only about 7% of reported rapes overall result in a conviction (many reported rapes go unsolved or do not result in a prosecution. And of course, that’s just for rapes that get reported. At least 60% and as many as 95% of rapes are never reported, depending on whose estimates you believe. Of those higher estimates it’s only about 3% of rapists who ever see prison time ).
Prosecutors maximize their incentives just like everyone else.
Ori: A drug test is also much stronger evidence. If you test positive for cocaine, it means you took cocaine. But if Wanda Woman has semen from Manny Man in her, it only means that they had sex. It doesn’t solve the problem of proving that it was rape rather than consensual sex.
Another issue is that women can get a rape kit taken and then not complain for rape to the police. Quoting form Wikipedia: “These tests allow victims too traumatized to go to the police t