June has been designated False Allegations Awareness Month in the United States, with discussions and events being held around the country to shed light on those who have been falsely accused of various sex crimes.
These statistics show how wide-spread the issue of false accusation is in the U.S.:
- One in six individuals know someone who has been falsely accused of abuse.
- According to the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, two million false allegations of domestic violence occur each year.
- Roughly 11% of all Americans have been victims of false allegations involving sexual assault, child abuse, or domestic violence.
Continue reading to learn more about False Accusations Month and the legal consequences for false reporting.