New Research Shows 0.6% of Rape Allegations are False
And for those interested, you can find the report HERE.
Just in case any dudebros are unclear on what this means: it means that your buddy who totally just had some bitch trying to ruin his life by accusing him of rape…almost certainly actually did rape her.
Just keep that in mind.
99.4% are real.
I just wanna highlight an important section from the report:
The report shows that a significant number of these cases involved young, often vulnerable people. About half of the cases involved people aged 21 years old and under, and some involved people with mental health difficulties. In some cases, the person alleged to have made the false report had undoubtedly been the victim of some kind of offence, even if not the one which he or she had reported.
Also another “false allegation” is described:
[A woman who] ultimately pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice on the basis that she had falsely retracted true allegations of rape she had made against her husband.
In 38% of all decisions, the initial complaint of rape or domestic violence had been made by someone other than the suspect. […] It was a feature of these cases that the suspect later reported that the whole thing had spiralled out of control and he or she had felt unable to stop the investigation.
Think about that for a while.