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  • Houston finds 850 DNA matches in a backlog of 30 years of untested rape kits

    Mic - 02/25/2015

    But statistical evidence doesn’t back the viewpoint that false rape claims are more common than those from other kinds of crimes.

    “The stereotype that false rape allegations are a common occurrence, a widely held misconception in broad swaths of society, including among police officers, has very direct and concrete consequences,” a team of Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts Boston researchers wrote in a 10-year analysis of sexual assault data in 2010. “It contributes to the enormous problem of under-reporting by victims of rape and sexual abuse.”

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