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Top 10 Countries With Highest Rape Crime In The World

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Top 10 Countries With Highest Rape Crime In The World

Accurate Rape Crime statistics are notoriously difficult to come by. The most significant issue is that the majority of sexual violence victims choose not to report it. There are a variety of reasons for this decision, including shame, victim shaming, fear of rapist retaliation, and even concern about the victim’s own family’s reaction.

In addition, many countries’ anti-sexual-assault legislation is insufficient, inconsistent, or not consistently applied. This might lead to the victim believing that involving law enforcement will do no good and, in certain situations, will make matters worse rather than better.

Whatever the cause for a victim’s silence, the result is that rape in many nations is grossly underreported. It is believed that around 35% of women in the world have been sexually harassed at some point in their lives.

However, in most nations with data on rape (including the United States), fewer than 40% of those women seek help—and fewer than 10% seek law enforcement aid. As a result, the majority of rapists go unpunished. In the United States, for example, only around 9% of rapists are prosecuted, and only about 3% are sentenced to prison. Rapists get away with 97 percent of the time.

Here are the top 10 countries with the highest rape crime in the world.

South Africa

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The country has one of the highest rates of rape crimes in the world, with an estimated 500,000 incidents each year. More than 40% of South African women are expected to be raped over their lifetime.

According to the Medical Research Council, just one out of every nine rapes is recorded. As a result, the actual number of rapes is substantially higher than what the police record. South Africa tops the list of countries with the most rape crimes reported. The majority of sexual violence occurs against women, although it also occurs against males and children.

Over 4% of men have been forced to have sex with other guys, according to a report. Children are the victims of 41% of all recorded rape incidents, according to South African police. Children under the age of 11 make up about 15% of rape victims.

According to the Tears Foundation and the Medical Research Council in South Africa, 50 percent of the country’s youngsters would be abused before they reach the age of 18. According to another statistic, there were 24,892 rapes and attempted rapes of youngsters under the age of 18 last year.

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Sweden now has the world’s second-highest rate of rapes, trailing only South Africa (53.2 per 100,000). According to statistics, one out of every four Swedish women is a victim of rape. However, when it comes to the number of rapes, the trend is considerably worse. In 1975, just 421 rapes were reported to the police; in 2014, there were 6,620. This is a 1,472 percent raise.

In addition, Sweden has Europe’s highest rape rate. According to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, the Swedish police reported 63 rape cases per 100,000 people in 2013.

One out of every three adult Swedish women has been sexually attacked, according to rape crisis campaigners in Sweden. Over 1,000 Swedish women were raped by Muslim immigrants in Stockholm during the first half of 2013, with over 300 of them under the age of 15.

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According to the Worldwide Sexual Assault Statistics from George Mason University, one out of every three American women will be sexually abused at some point in their lives. At least once in their life, 19.3 percent of women and 2% of males have been raped.

In addition, 43.9 percent of women and 23.4 percent of men are projected to have encountered additional forms of sexual assault at some point in their lives. Many victims of sexual assault were raped when they were young; around 79 percent were raped before the age of 25, and 40 percent before the age of 18.

According to RAIIN, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted every 107 seconds. Every year, an average of 293,000 people (aged 12 and up) are sexually assaulted. 68% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. Almost all rapists will never serve a single day in prison.

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England and Wales


According to a 2013 report titled “An Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales,” 85,000 people in England and Wales are raped per year — 73,000 women and 12,000 men, amounting to around 230 instances each day. According to the report, one out of every five women has been subjected to some sort of sexual violence since the age of 16.

According to BBC reporting, the number of rapes reported to and documented by police is at an all-time high, up 29% as a total crime in England and Wales declines.

According to research conducted by the NSPCC on young people (ages 13–18), a third of girls and 16% of males have experienced sexual violence, and up to 250,000 teenage girls are abused at any given time. Sexual violence against partners was reported by 12 percent of boys and 3 percent of girls.


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In India, rape and sexual assault are widespread. Crimes against women have grown by 7.5 percent since 2010, according to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). In India, which has a population of over 1.2 billion people, the number of recorded rapes increased to 33,707 in 2013 from 24,923 in 2012. Rape victims are mostly between the ages of 18 and 30.

One in every three victims is under the age of 18, and one in every ten rape victims is under the age of 14. In addition, 93 women are raped per day in the country.

The majority of the perpetrators are known to the victims – 31,807 (94 percent) of the accused were known to the victims, including neighbors (10782), other known persons (18171), relatives (2315), and parents (539).

In India and the rest of the world, the majority of rapes go undetected. According to Madiha Kark, an estimated 54% of rape cases are unreported, while Mihir Srivastava estimates 90% of rapes go unreported in India

New Zealand

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The Roast Busters controversy in 2013 brought the truth about rape in New Zealand to light. A band of young males from West Auckland known as the “Roast Busters” was accused of attempting to intoxicate teenage girls in order to gang rape them.

According to a survey published in the British medical magazine The Lancet, New Zealand’s sexual assault rate is significantly higher than the global average. It ranked the country third highest in the world, with Australia, with 16.4% of the female population.

In a year, the number of sexual attacks increased by 15%, while the number of assaults at schools doubled. In New Zealand, just 9% of sexual offenses are recorded (registered by the police). Only 13 percent of all reported cases result in a conviction. 91 percent of rapes go undetected, or victims are coerced by police into not reporting them.


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Sexual assault has shown a fast increase in reported rates among all violent crimes reported to police in Canada. According to the Huffington Post, 460,000 sexual assaults occur in the United States each year. According to reports, 33 out of every 1,000 occurrences of sexual assault are reported to the police, with 29 being recorded as a crime.

Over 80% of victims are women, the majority of assaults occur in the house, and 80% of perpetrators are the victim’s relatives and family. The most alarming statistic is that 83% of disabled women will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. 17 percent of all sexual assault victims are girls, and 15% are boys under the age of 16.


Rape Crimes in Australia

The reported rape rate per 100,000 individuals in Australia is relatively high. An estimated 51,200 Australians aged 18 and older were sexually assaulted in the previous year.

The most recent episode of sexual assault was reported to the police by nearly a third (30 percent) of victims. According to Karen Willis, executive officer of the NSW Rape Crisis Centre, more than 70% of these sexual attacks are committed by family members, acquaintances, coworkers, or schoolmates.

A further 29% of rapes are committed by someone the woman meets in a social setting or on a date. Only 1% of rapes are carried out by strangers, she claims.


Rape Crimes Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is ranked 9th among the countries with the highest rate of rape offenses in the world. In Zimbabwe, at least one woman is raped every 90 minutes.

According to the most recent figures from Zimbabwe National Statistics (ZimStat), 500 women are sexually abused per month, equating to around 16 rapes each day. Child rape has increased by 42 percent in Zimbabwe, according to UNICEF.

According to the data, the number of cases of minor rape reported to police increased from 2,192 in 2010 to 3,112 in 2014. In an environment of secrecy and denial, many more incidents are likely to go unreported.

Denmark and Finland


In Europe, one in every three women has been subjected to some type of physical or sexual assault, with 5% of them raped.

According to a 2014 report published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, over 47 percent of women surveyed in Finland and 52 percent of women in Denmark had experienced physical and/or sexual abuse. In 1994, Finland became one of the last countries in the EU to make marital rape illegal.

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