I found a study about false rape claims within the U.S. military, which equated every case thrown out as a false accusation, but now I can't seem to find that now.Approximately 5% of the allegations of rape were deemed false or baseless. That was at least five times higher than for most other offence types.
I found an article published in 2017 breaks down who makes false rape accusations https://qz.com/980766/the-truth-about-f ... cusations/ The author cites a 2-10% false accusation rate. The author also cites a huge Home Office Research Study that classified 16% of claims to be false.
I don't know what to say about the disparity in these numbers. It would be nice to see where the Brent Turvey number is coming from. For now, I'll probably stick by the FBI stats since it encompasses such a large population.out of 216 complaints that were classified as false, only 126 had even gotten to the stage where the accuser lodged a formal complaint. Only 39 complainants named a suspect. Only six cases led to an arrest, and only two led to charges being brought before they were ultimately deemed false.
So we can agree that false accusations are terrible and that they negatively affect those falsely accused, even if the case get's thrown out before trial. But we see that most false accusations don't even name a perpetrator. This leads me to believe that as terrible as it is for a person wrongly accused, the people false rape accusations are hurting most are the people with real rape accusations to file.
EDIT: I was attempting to find a sort of worse case scenario, what are considered the worse numbers out there that still might have credibility.