The dark numbers behind one of the darkest crimes asked and answered, How many women falsely accuse men of rape?A lot of statistics are floating around the Internet: Two percent, say many feminists, the same as other crimes.
Pictures of false accusers should be posted like pictures of other types of criminals to warn others of potential harm.In many of those 60% of false accusations, the prosecutors never even file charges.The reason we don’t know the exact rate of false accusations of rape above 65% is that many men, fearing a 50 year sentence, will plead guilty, even though they are innocent, in exchange for a sentencing cap.Many convicted men are, in fact, innocent but we don’t know how many. It does not include false claims never proven to be false or those buried as “unsubstantiated.” It also does not include false rape claims made to other sources besides police, such as universities. In a nine-year study of 109 rapes reported to the police in a Midwestern city, Purdue sociologist Eugene J. Both the Kanin and the Air Force study are small samples, which does not make them wrong.Kanin reported that in 41% of the cases the complainants eventually admitted that no rape had occurred. Three different universities replicated the Kanin study.