I remember reading this quote a few years ago. I can not for the life of me remember where I read it. I’m sure it comes from a FBI agent as part of speech given to other law enforcement officers but that’s literally all I remember, despite it being a really crucial statistic. I’m also fairly sure I read it in a book and not on a blog.
Thankfully for my poor memory skills, there are some amazing feminists and feminist allies on my FB with much better google skills than I. A huge thank you to Cath Andrews and Cathy Brennan for helping me. And, another thank you to Martin Dufresne for finding the following links:
Mary’s be a Gooddog Blog: “The FBI indicate that 96-98% of rapes are real reports. like robberies. like muggings. like Home Invasions. How many people lie about getting Mugged? The FBI state that more people Fake-report their own DEATH than fake report rape. “
Erin McLelland: who attributes the quote to the National Coalition Against Violent Athletes
These arseholes also attribute it to the FBI.
If anyone knows which book I originally read it, I would be very grateful. 🙂