We do know that there are false claims of rape. Ranging from the malicious to the confused – no, that wasn’t rape M’am, however much you wish you hadn’t done what you did voluntarily.
We have varied estimates of this, from nearly never never, through to 6% from detailed academic research to perhaps this:
A third of rape victims feel police are ‘unhelpful’ during investigations
This is clearly an overestimate but it’s still useful as a boundary. It will include those who actually are let down by police activity as well as those who would like to ram something through. Interesting what can be observed by taking certain numbers seriously…..