“Male Rape Information Sheet” tabulated by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

“When the Federal Bureau of Investigation began tracking violent crime in 1930 the rape of men was excluded. Until 2012, the UCR, through which the FBI collects annual crime data, defined “forcible rape” [only] as carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.” – Stemple and Meyer (2014), p. e21.

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Male Rape Information Sheet

Addendum: The quote above in the 8th bullet that “women rape as often as men,” was sourced incorrectly. This was not a CDC quote. Rather, a Time.com journalist made this observation when assessing CDC data. She states in an article cited in the handout above,

“And now the real surprise: when asked about experiences in the last 12 months, men reported being “made to penetrate”—either by physical force or due to intoxication—at virtually the same rates as women reported rape (both 1.1 percent in 2010, and 1.7 and 1.6 respectively in 2011).

In other words, if being made to penetrate someone was counted as rape—and why shouldn’t it be?—then the headlines could have focused on a truly sensational CDC finding: that women rape men as often as men rape women.”

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