FactCheck : Men are more likely to be raped than be falsely accused of rape – Channel 4 News
The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimates that 8,000 men were raped at some point in the 12 months up to March 2017. That’s about 0.05 per cent of adult men aged 16-59.
The CSEW also found that an estimated 54,000 men had been raped at some point in their adult lives, i.e., since the age of 16. That’s about 0.3 per cent of men. To be clear, these figures do not include men who were raped as children.
For comparison, 1.1 million women have been raped at some point since they were 16, which is just over 6 per cent of women. Of those, an estimated 144,000 women were raped in the 12 months to March 2017, which accounts for 0.9 per cent of women.
The closest we can get to an official figure for the number of false rape allegations is how many people were prosecuted for perverting the course of justice or wasting police time after making a rape claim.
The latest data on this is from a 17-month period in 2011 and 2012, when the CPS prosecuted 35 people for making false allegations of rape.
Overall, in the CPS’ view, false allegations of rape are “serious but rare”. They estimate that there is one prosecution for a false rape claim out of every 161 rape cases prosecuted. That means — according to the best available data — false allegations make up 0.62 per cent of all rape cases.
But from what we can tell: yes, men are more likely to be raped than be falsely accused of rape.
According to the most reliable data we have, the average adult man in England and Wales aged 16 to 59 has a 0.03 per cent chance of being raped over the course of a year (based on 2016-17 figures).
The best data we have — the number of people prosecuted for making false allegations — suggests that the average adult man in England and Wales has a 0.00021281 per cent chance of being falsely accused of rape in a year.
Non seulement les hommes ont 230 x plus de chances d’être violés qu’accusés à tort de #viol mais ils ont 18 x plus de chances d’être violés que condamnés pour un viol qu’ils ont commis.