About Half of Rape Allegations are Actually False

False allegations of rape are believed to be more common than many persons realize. These are the findings of four research studies:

 

1) A review of 556 rape accusations filed against Air Force personnel found that 27% of women later recanted. Then 25 criteria were developed based on the profile of those women, and then submitted to three independent reviewers to review the remaining cases. If all three reviewers deemed the allegation was false, it was categorized as false. 
As a result, 60% of all allegations were found to be false.

 

2) Of those women who later recanted, many didn't admit the allegation was false until just before taking a polygraph test. Others admitted it was false only after having failed a polygraph test.

 

3) In a nine-year study of 109 rapes reported to the police in a Midwestern city, Purdue sociologist Eugene J. Kanin reported that in 41% of the cases the complainants eventually admitted that no rape had occurred.

 

4) In a follow-up study of rape claims filed over a three-year period at two large Midwestern universities, Kanin found that of 64 rape cases, 50% turned out to be false.

 

5) Among the false charges, 53% of the women admitted they filed the false claim as an alibi.

 

6) According to a 1996 Department of Justice report, “in about 25% of the sexual assault cases referred to the FBI, ... the primary suspect has been excluded by forensic DNA testing.

 

7) It should be noted that rape involves a forcible and non-consensual act, and a DNA match alone does not prove that rape occurred. So the 25% figure substantially underestimates the true extent of false allegations. And according to former Colorado prosecutor Craig Silverman, “For 16 years, I was a kick-ass prosecutor who made most of my reputation vigorously prosecuting rapists. ... I was amazed to see all the false rape allegations that were made to the Denver Police Department. ... A command officer in the Denver Police sex assaults unit recently told me he placed the false rape numbers at approximately 45%.”

 

8) According to the FBI, about 95,000 forcible rapes were reported in 2004.

 

9) Based on the statements and studies cited above, some 47,000 American men are falsely accused of rape each year. These men are disproportionately African-American.

 

10) Some of these men are wrongly convicted, sentenced, and imprisoned. Even if there is no conviction, a false allegation of rape can “emotionally, socially, and economically destroy a person.”
 
SOURCES:
 
1 McDowell CP. False allegations. Forensic Science Digest, Vol. 11, No. 4, December 1985

2 Ibid.

3 Kanin EJ. An alarming national trend: False rape allegations. Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1994 http://www.sexcriminals.com...

4 Ibid., p. 2, Kanin reports that in the city studied, "for a declaration of false charge to be made, the complainant must admit that no rape had occurred. ... The police department will not declare a rape charge as false when the complainant, for whatever reason, fails to pursue the charge or cooperate on the case, regardless how much doubt the police may have regarding the validity of the charge. In short, these cases are declared false only because the complainant admitted they are false. ... Thus, the rape complainants referred to in this paper are for completed forcible rapes only. The foregoing leaves us with a certain confidence that cases declared false by this police agency are indeed a reasonable -- if not a minimal -- reflection of false rape allegations made to this agency, especially when one considers that a finding of false allegation is totally dependent upon the recantation of the rape charge."

5 Ibid., Addenda.

6 Connors E, Lundregan T, Miller N, McEwen T. Convicted by juries, exonerated by science: Case studies in the use of DNA evidence to establish innocence after trial. June 1996 http://www.ncjrs.gov/txtfil...

7.http://web.archive.org/web/2005040...

8 Federal Bureau of Investigation. Forcible rape. February 17, 2006. http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius...

9 Innocence Project: Facts on post-conviction DNA exonerations. http://www.innocenceproject...

10 Angelucci M, Sacks G. Research shows false allegations of rape common. Los Angeles Daily Journal, Sept. 15, 2004.http://www.glennsacks.com/research...

Comments

Thomas Sutrina Added Nov 28, 2017 - 6:43pm
I suggest you listen to the interview on Fox News Sunday by Chris Wallace Nov 26th.  He interview Carly Fiorina on of the 16 GOP candidate and a women CEO that came up from the bottom.   Basically your describing the defense that be the only one women feel they have in a man driven system that chooses to ignore abuse of women.  This is obvious in Hollywood and the video of Trump in the bus that he calls locker talk is the him being a male in the environment of Hollywood, doing what is expected.  Not news and not unknown by women.  
 
The military is as big a male environment if not bigger then Hollywood so the fake reports is an obvious way for a women to deal with that environment and not be abused.
 
Government at all levels is also full of corruption.  Congress, White House, and I am sure very department are full of Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Wilber Mills 1974, Wayne Hays, John Young, Allen Howe  1976, Fred Richmond 1978, Jon Hinson, Jon Bauman 1980 and I can continue for some time a total of 20 but the list goes on.   And State government is not free since Bill Clinton started by raping a women as a state official. 
 
What your investigators did not collect or at least not report is the reasons for fake charges.  Why would a women be willing to taint her name?   She is tainting her name is what I call the society of women.  I have a wife with five sisters, her mother with three sisters, my own three daughters and many women in the family.  I can assure you that women have different rules of conduct then men for members of their society.
Tamara Wilhite Added Nov 28, 2017 - 7:35pm
Crying sexual harrasser has become the liberal equivalent of a 1700s Puritan girl crying witch or a Muslim today screaming "blasphemy"!
Due process, presumption of innocence, all die because of the power in the mere accusation. And we again ignore the bullies who will use such moral cover to hurt people they think wronged them or for political reasons.
Leroy Added Nov 28, 2017 - 7:58pm
I know of too many false claims made by women to automatically believe a charge of rape.  When both a man and a woman drink too much at a party then have sex, it isn't rape when the woman changes her mind once she sobers up.  They are both culpable.
 
I can cite three cases of which I have personal knowledge.  The first one wasn't rape, but a woman claimed an ex-roommate of mine made her pregnant.  Furthermore, it was claimed that he made her pregnant without intercourse.  It involved a public whirlpool.  She faked being pregnant and told everyone that she was pregnant including her parents.  When it came time to show, she mysteriously had a "miscarriage."
 
In another case, a group of friends of a woman accused a guy of rape.  The woman herself never made the accusation.  There was no rape, and there was a witness.  It was a case of the woman saying "Yes. Yes. Yes." but her physical actions said "No. No. No."  She stripped naked and literally jumped into bed with the guy.  The guy told her to leave when it became obvious that the didn't want to have sex.  No sex in any shape or form ever took place.
 
In another case, it was the classical case of the parents are gone so let's have a party!  Two girls made a pact with themselves that they wouldn't "hook up" with anyone.  The teens got drunk.  The girl gave the guy a blowjob, purely consensual.  They left together.  Rumors of the party circulated at school.  The school called the police.  The young man was handcuffed and taken away.  The scene was never investigated.  He was charged with rape and kidnapping and ten other charges for good measure.  The two girls making a pact not to have sex made it rape.  Getting in the car afterward made it kidnapping.  It made his life hell for a while.  He was kicked out of college the next year after the girl's parents contacted the college.  The girl was no virgin, but I suspect her strict, religious parents thought otherwise.  It was a suspected frame-up by the police to make an example out of him for underage drinking.  The case was kicked out of court.
 
Dr. Rupert Green Added Nov 29, 2017 - 11:02pm
@ Leroy. "Furthermore, it was claimed that he made her pregnant without intercourse.  It involved a public whirlpool.  She faked being pregnant and told everyone that she was pregnant including her parents.  When it came time to show, she mysteriously had a "miscarriage."'
 
You revealed some scary shit.
Dave Volek Added Dec 1, 2017 - 1:22pm
Seems to me that the best way to avoid these situations is not to go parties where there is all sorts of alcohol.
 
 
Tamara Wilhite Added Dec 2, 2017 - 9:31pm
 Dave Volek That is a good tip for young men at college. However, we've created an environment where a man can be charged by universities for a sex offense when the police say no crime happened, and he gets kicked out of school with a permanent record of the offense that prevents completion of a degree AND trouble finding a job. That is patently unfair.
 
Nor is it just parties and alcohol. A male student at UTA was sexually solicited by another male in class and refused. The heterosexual student told the other to stop with the sexual harassment. The homosexual student ran to the university and accused the heterosexual one of a sex crime. They didn't ask the victim much, didn't let him bring in witnesses, gave him a guilty verdict that prevented him from completing classes. He got bad grades and was told he'll now never be able to get into grad school or work in social work. He killed himself, because his life was ruined. All because due process was shredded, in this case because the sacred homosexual merely had to make the charge and the school violated even the fig leaf process of Title IX and punished him. 
 
I know from FIRE and Institute of Justice cases that other students have faced college tribunals that ruin their lives because a former lover decides after the break-up that it was rape. Cases where a room mate gets mad and accuses the other of sexual harassment / sexism / politically incorrect statements have also led to lawsuits.
 
So no, it isn't just "don't go to parties and get drunk", when anyone at any time can accuse you and ruin your life if they are a member of a protected group.
 
Heck of an endorsement for online schooling, I think.