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Police department policies for untested rape kits

Police departmentDiscard policy for kitsUntested sexual assault kits as of 1/1/2016*Discarded untested kits 2010-2015 **
Baltimore County Police DepartmentAfter one year considers destroying anonymous kits and those from 2nd degree sex offense cases in which the victim is not cooperating, when detectives have concluded the case does not meet the legal standard for rape, or when prosecutors decline to prosecute197231
Baltimore City Police DepartmentAfter 18 months, considers destroying anonymous kits, and is developing a policy for other cases. 8719
Montgomery County Police DepartmentKeeps all kits indefinitely11650
Prince George's Police DepartmentKeeps all kits for 75 years1170
Anne Arundel Police DepartmentAfter 18 months considers destroying anonymous kits. Considers destroying unfounded cases on a case-by-case basis2070
Harford County Sheriff's DepartmentAfter one year considers destroying kits on a case-by-case basis107Does not track
Carroll County Sheriff's DepartmentAfter one year, considers destroying anonymous kits49Does not track
Howard County Police DepartmentConsiders destroying cases and cases in which a victim or suspect dies or police prove the allegations to be false5038
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