(Pictured: Artemisia Gentileschi’s “Susanna and the Elders”)
Just one last post on this – because many people quote and rely on “the FBI 8% statistic” as a valid rate for false rape allegations in the USA. From what I can gather, this “FBI statistic” is based on evidence such as the following paragraph in the 1996 Uniform Crime Survey, in which the FBI says:
“As with all other Crime Index offenses, complaints of forcible rape made to law enforcement agencies are sometimes found to be false or baseless. In such cases, law enforcement agencies “unfound” the offenses and exclude them from crime counts. The “unfounded” rate, or percentage of complaints determined through investigation to be false, is higher for forcible rape than for any other Index crime. Eight percent of forcible rape complaints in 1996 were “unfounded,” while the average for all Index crimes was 2 percent.”
This particular report does not define “unfounded”. However, various other bits and bobs I found described “unfounded” as meaning either that there was a deliberate false allegation or that there is other good reason to believe that no crime was committed – for example if the woman genuinely thought she had been raped but in fact since she consented as a result of blackmail and/or was married to her rapist and/or fell into some other bullshit loophole her experience did not count as “rape” in her state; or if the woman thought she had been drugged and might have been raped but, as it turns out, forensic tests show no sex took place at all; or if a disgruntled parent marches his daughter to the police station and she denies having been raped at all; or if someone suffering from a delusional illness falsely claims that she was kidnapped by aliens and raped by Elvis.
Various bits and bobs I found also described how police officers frequently “no-crimed” a rape report for dubious reasons. For example the DoJ document referred to said:
“Some police officers believe that there is an unusually high rate of false rape reports… The FBI does not separately track false reports; it tracks only the total number of unfounded reports. The category of “unfounded” consists of both baseless cases–in which the elements of the crime were never met–and false reports. In 1998, unfounded rape reports accounted for 8 percent of total reported rapes; however, this number is questionable. Some police officers incorrectly think that a rape report is unfounded or false if any of the following conditions apply:
• the victim has a prior relationship with the offender (including having previously been intimate with him);
• the victim used alcohol or drugs at the time of the assault;
• there is no visible evidence of injury;
• the victim delays disclosure to the police and/or others and does not undergo a rape medical exam; and/or
• the victim fails to immediately label her assault as rape and/or blames herself.”
In short – that 8% figure includes a LOT of cases that are not in fact false allegations at all, but only situations that were initially reported as rape but which either turned out not to be rape at all – for a range of reasons – or which were “no-crimed” by police officers acting on the basis of rape myths or other dubious criteria.
It is interesting to note that the British police records showed a rate of 8% for false allegations which, on analysis, proved to be an overestimate with 3% being a more likely figure. I wonder whether a similar result might be achieved by tracking false allegation reports that are included in the FBI’s 8% “unfounded” figure?
That’s it now.
I’ve had it up to the eyes with trawling through MRA hate-sites that exist purely for the purpose of “proving” by the power of Logic and Objective Studies and Scientific Evidence that women are all lying vindictive sluts who are asking for it, and care only about being allowed to go on abusing our power over white men in an anti-male world that is so rife with political correctness that nobody dares to stand up and speak the Truth about how downtrodden men are… oh and did I mention that all women are lying vindictive sluts? Especially those stupid, manhating bitches, the feminists.
Really, I’ve had it with being hated. I’m going to post something fluffy soon.