Saturday, June 26, 2010


Just a quick question...

In the extremely skewed statistics most MRAs seem to support is the fact that rape is the most under-rated crime counted in their ratios?

Seems to be reported rape and actual numbers of rape victims are two very different things.


  1. Yeah most of the time when I see statistics on rape I can't see how such statistics can be reliable attained. I haven't got around to looking into the studies people use (it's on my list of things to do but the list is long). Maybe some people here could give some details of some of the tricks used to overcome the obvious methodological difficulties? (My concerns are with statistics on both sides of these debates btw, this doesn't show that they equal just that I'm a noob).


  2. No, unreported rapes are not counted in the FRA stats. Unfortunately, by definition, we can not know how many unreported rapes there are on which to base any stats or comparisons.
    I made a similar point just today on an FRA site.
    It leaves me agreeing with some of Pierce Harlan's statements that there is a vast unknowable area that we cannot say are definite rapes or definite false rape accusations.

    There's no such thing as an unreported false rape.