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AG says more rape kits being submitted for testing

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaii State Attorney General Doug Chin said that the pace for sexual assault evidence kits submitted for testing has increased over the past three months.

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced a quarterly update of the number of sexual assault evidence kits submitted for testing today.

The new numbers, according to Chin, show that the pace for sexual assault evidence kits submitted for testing has increased over the past three months.

A total of 1,156 kits have been submitted for testing, so far, with the greatest number in Honolulu, at 832. On Kauai, a total of 131 have been submitted; on Maui, 86, and on Hawaii island, 107.

The data, current as of Sept. 30, 2017, is available on the Hawaii Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) dashboard.

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