Year: 1999 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.174, (February 1999), p.170-172 SIEC No: 19990153

False allegations of victimisation although uncommon are important to recognise. This paper examines those who falsely claim to have been the victims of stalking. 12 individuals who falsely claimed to be victims of stalking were compared with a group of 100 true stalking victims. False stalking victims presented for help earlier than real victims. 5 types of false claimants were recognisable. 42% of false victims reported suicidal thoughts as opposed to 25% of the genuine victim sample. (9 refs)