New Study Reveals False Domestic Violence Claims Are Rare
England’s non-ministerial Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has concluded in a recent study that very few domestic violence and rape cases reported each year are falsified. Due to the amount of evidence gathered for each case, the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, which published the report, has come to the conclusion that false allegations regarding violence at home is rarer than previously thought.
The study was conducted over a 17-month period and during that time, nearly 112,000 domestic violence-related cases were prosecuted. Out of all of them, only six of the allegations were proven to have been falsified. According to Keir Starmer of the Queen’s Counsel, the number of falsified claims is so rare that it only brings to light the cases that are proven to be legitimate. He also stated that all cases of domestic violence must be reported despite fear of having the allegation thrown out due to speculation of the claim being false.
Domestic violence is a serious offense that should not go ignored. To speak with an attorney with experience handling domestic violence cases, contact the law office of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, at 858-935-6211.