art. inspiration. hope.
Screen Shot 2019-04-04 at 9.59.29 AM.png

The More You Know

#SAAM: Crime Reports

Crime Reports

  • Rape is the most under-reported crime; 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police (m)

  • The prevalence of false reporting is low — between 2% and 10%. For example, a study of eight U.S. communities, which included 2,059 cases of sexual assault, found a 7.1% rate of false reports (i). A study of 136 sexual assault cases in Boston found a 5.9% rate of false reports (h). Researchers studied 812 reports of sexual assault from 2000-2003 and found a 2.1% rate of false reports (g).