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I am a counselor/educator at a Rape Crisis Center in Western Kentucky. During educational programs on sexual assault, one of the most frequent questions concerns false reports of rape. I have been unable to locate any statistics on this subject that include a citation and a date. I was wondering if you had access to any of that information or would be able to suggest some web sites that might contain this information. I have searched through the FBI and BJS websites, but was unable to locate the needed information. Any help would be greatly appreciated Sincerely, Susan

As you may know the best place to start wth statistics is always the U.S. government as they usually have the most conservative statistics. I'm not sure why you weren't able to obtain this information from the FBI, because they have released numerous studies on rape. All of which included relevant statistics. Perhaps you should call them instead of looking at their website. You should also access the RAINN site as they post this information, some of which comes directly from the FBI.

If this doesn't help you should try contacting Laura at the National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape at: 2325 Oak Street, Berkeley, CA 94708-1697. You might also check out Feminist.com's section of Violence Against Women Links.

If after trying all of the above you still can't find the information you need, please contact me and I will make other suggestions.


Amy

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