Study after study, and decades of research, continue to prove that 45-60% of all allegations of rape are complete lies. DNA is freeing more and more men who have been locked up in prison for rapes they never committed, and that never happened in the first place.
“During my time as a prosecutor who made case filing decisions, I was amazed to see all the false rape allegations that were made to the Denver Police Department. It was remarkable and surprising to me. You would have to see it to believe it. Any honest veteran sex assault investigator will tell you that rape is one of the most falsely reported crimes that there is. A command officer in the Denver Police sex assaults unit recently told me he placed the false rape numbers at approximately 45 percent.” –Craig Silverman,former prosecutor from Colorado, USA
False Domestic Violence Charge Awareness Month
Each year, thousands of lives are damaged by false domestic violence charges. Why do people – men and women – file false domestic violence charges? Several reasons:
- To gain leverage in a divorce action
- To protect themselves when the police are called and they are afraid of prosecution if they don't make a false accusation
- mental illness, use of drugs or alcohol can cause false beliefs – and false memories of what actually transpired
- To win a lawsuit, often without even filing one – gaining hush money
- To get 'payback' for a slight, real or perceived
- Simply because someone is angry
- To win an argument in a very dramatic and public fashion
- To join the 'brotherhood and sisterhood of victimhood' – being a 'victim' gains a special status, a place of honor for their 'suffering.'
A Domestic Violence charge is far too serious to be trivialized by false allegations, which are rarely prosecuted on the flimsy ground that prosecuting false accusers would deter real victims.
While domestic violence against women has decreased in the USA, domestic violence against men has increased dramatically.
Under grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Family Research Laboratory from University of New Hampshire conducted a study on domestic violence. The following results came from the study:
- At least 50% of domestic violence victims are male
- Most domestic violence is initiated by females
- Females are 3 times more likely to use a weapon during domestic violence
- Females beat their spouse more severely and more often than males beat their spouse.