Contrary to the assertion today by the hapless Director of Public Prosecutions, the incidence of PROSECUTIONS for false rape allegations says little about the ACTUAL INCIDENCE of false rape allegation, which research by the University of Nottingham published last year reveals to be commonplace in the judgement of rape prosecutors and judges, with a high proportion of rape complaints being either 'false accounts' or complete fabrication.
The vast majority of those making false rape complaints are not prosecuted, owing (1) to the severe political pressure placed on the police and the CPS to pursue every rape complaint taking the side of the complainant irrespective of any merit; and (2) the severe difficulty in being able to prove 'false rape' beyond any reasonable doubt. [Starmer and his ilk complain that the tiny proportion of rape complaints that end in prosecution does not reflect the incidence of rape; so they can't have it both ways.]
In the estimation of specialist police rape investigators it's 50% to 70% of all cases – and this according to a study by (Sir) Ian Blair, no less.
The first of two major Home Office reports into rape showed that police then 'no-crimed' 25% of all formal allegations of rape, despite the aforesaid most intense inappropriate political pressure. The police would have to be very sure indeed that no rape took place for them to thus categorise. An even larger proportion were categorised under 'no further action'; a proportion of which will also be false allegation. Even under continued sustained political pressure, although 'no criming' has reduced it is still 12%.