Arrest Rates for Sexual Assault Cases in Northern California and state
Rape victim advocacy groups believe every rape kit should be tested and the DNA recovered should be logged into the national database. The evidence gathered could help solve other sexual assault cases in the country, as well as different cases in the same city.
As an example, groups point to New York City, which tests and reports all evidentiary exams; it has a 70 percent arrest rate for rape cases.
The California Department of Justice provided average arrest rates for sexual assault cases from 2007 to 2009