Pennsylvania Rape Kit Backlog Fights, Strikes And Social Media Threats Plague Pittsburgh-Area Schools By Megan Harris • Feb 9, 2018 Matt Rourke / AP Teachers, paraprofessionals and technical and clerical employees at Pittsburgh Public Schools are deciding whether to strike for the first time in more than 40 years. More Than 1,000 Rape Kits Remain Backlogged In PA, Some Dating As Far Back As The 1990s By Kathleen J. Davis • Feb 8, 2018 Pat Sullivan / AP Since 2016, roughly 700 backlogged rape kits have been tested in Pennsylvania. But the remaining number hovers around 1,200, with some untested kits dating back to the 1990s. Rape Kit Backlog Shrinking, But Not Fast Enough For Pennsylvania Auditor General By Mark Nootbaar • May 4, 2017 Sarah Kovash / 90.5 WESA A report released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health Wednesday shows the backlog of untested rape kits is shrinking, but is still far from gone. The report found there are 3,217 rape kits in the state waiting to be processed. Of those, 1,214 were more than a year old, which the state defines as backlogged.