Baltimore grapples with rape cases controversy
A disturbing percentage of rape claims classified as “unfounded” by Baltimore City Police compelled city leaders to launch an investigation and set up support services for possible sexual assault victims.
A recent report by the Baltimore Sun indicates over the last four years, the Baltimore Police Department has recorded the highest percentage of rape cases officers determine are false or baseless of any U.S. city. The report was compiled using statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
More than 30 percent of possible rapes were deemed “unfounded” by detectives investigating the cases, four times the national average.
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