The Home Office commissioned a research study which aimed to explore the factors associated with attrition in rape cases. The findings from the research have been published and a copy of the report can be found online on the Home Office Science, Research and Statistics publication website. The report is called: Gap or Chasm? Attrition in reported rape cases (2005). Kelly, L., Lovett, J. and Regan, L. Home Office Research Study 293.
The Home Office has also undertaken a research project which aims to gain a deeper insight into police investigative practices and levels of detection in relation to sexual violence. This research is planned to be published in early 2007.