Rape is a particularly complex crime to analyze. In many parts of the world, it is rarely reported. In some countries, women are much less likely to file complaints, due to the extreme social stigma attached to women who have been raped or subjected to violence or fear of being rejected by their families.
Statistics on rape and other sexual assaults are commonly available in advanced countries and are becoming more common. A large number of rapes are not reported worldwide. Here, we present the statistics of 10 renowned countries with the highest number of rape crimes. You would be surprised to see that more developed countries like the United States, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom are the most immersed in this crime. About 36% of women worldwide have experienced intimate physical or sexual violence. In the USA, 83% of girls aged 12 to 16 have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public schools. In England, 1 in 5 women (aged 16 to 59) suffer some form of sexual violence.
The top 10 countries with highest rape crimes in the world (updated 2020).
10. Denmark and Finland
One in three women in Europe has suffered some form of physical or sexual assault and 5% has been raped.
According to a 2014 study published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, approximately 47% of women interviewed in Finland would have suffered physical and / or sexual abuse; And 52% of women in Denmark are said to have suffered physical and / or sexual abuse. Finland was one of the last EU countries to criminalize marital rape, making it illegal in 1994.
More than 1 in 10 women interviewed indicated that they had experienced some form of sexual violence by an adult before the age of 15. One in 10 had suffered some form of sexual violence since the age of 15, one in 20 had been raped. And more than 1 in 5 experienced physical and / or sexual violence from a current or previous partner. Only 13% of women reported the most serious incident to the police.
Zimbabwe ranks 9th among the countries with the highest rape crimes in the world. At least one woman is raped every 90 minutes in Zimbabwe. According to the latest statistics from the Zimbabwe National Statistics (ZimStat), 500 women are sexually abused per month – about 16 women are raped daily.
A total of 1524 cases were reported during the first 3 months of the year, up from 1,285 registered in the same period last year. Of these reported cases, 780 are children (ages 11 to 16), while 276 were children aged 5 to 10 years. However, there are fears that the number may be higher, as some cases are not reported. (Link).
According to UNICEF, child rape is up 42% in Zimbabwe. According to the report, the number of cases of child rape reported to the police increased from 2,192 in 2010 to 3,112 in 2014. Many other cases were probably not reported in a climate of secrecy and denial.
In Australia, the reported rape rate per 100,000 people is relatively high. During the past year, about 51,200 Australians aged 18 and over have been victims of sexual assault. Almost a third (30%) of victims of sexual assault had the most recent incident reported to the police.
According to news.com, 1 in 6 Australian women has to face rape torture by a partner, compared with one in 14 women worldwide. He said Australian women over the age of 15 are victims of rape. Australia (with New Zealand in the survey) ranked third in the world study, with 16.4% of women reporting being raped by someone other than their partner.
Karen Willis, executive director of the NSW Rape Crisis Center, says that more than 70% of these sexual assaults are perpetrated by family, friends, co-workers or at school. Another 29% of rapes are perpetrated by someone the woman knows socially or occurs on a date. Only 1% of rapes are committed by strangers, she said.
Among all the violent crimes reported to the police, sexual assault showed a rapid increase in reported rates in Canada. According to huffingtonpost, there are 460,000 sexual assaults in the country every year. It is said that 33 out of 1,000 cases of sexual violence are reported to the police and 29 are registered as a crime.
One in four American women has to face the torture of rape in her lifetime. 11% of women suffered physical injuries resulting from this torture. According to statistics, only 6% of incidents are reported to the police. More than 80% of the victims are women, the maximum number of incidents occurs at home and 80% of the aggressors are friends and family of the victim. The most worrying fact is that 83% of women with disabilities will be victims of sexual violence during their lifetime. Of all victims of sexual violence, 17% are girls and 15% are boys under 16.
6. New Zealand
In 2013, The Roast Busters scandal exposed the truth about the rape in New Zealand. A group of young people from West Auckland, who call themselves “Roast Busters”, who allegedly tried to poison underage girls to rape them in a group.
According to a report by the British medical journal The Lancet, the rate of sexual assault in New Zealand is much higher than the world average. It placed the country in the third highest rate with 16.4% of its female population, alongside Australia.
According to the Publication Report of the Minister of Justice; Every two hours, an attack involving sexual violence is taking place in New Zealand. Statistics now suggest that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys are likely to be sexually abused before age 16.
Sexual assault increased by 15% in one year and in schools the number doubled. Only 9 percent of sex crimes are reported (recorded by the police) in New Zealand. Of all registered cases, only 13% end in conviction. 91% of rapes go unreported or victims are intimidated by the police to withdraw complaints.
5. England and Wales
Rape in the UK is not a gender-neutral offense. It is an offense that can only be committed by a man against a person. In addition, the United Kingdom has so far not followed the trend in many countries to classify acts other than penis penetration (eg, penetration with an object, finger) as rape. (UK rape statistics).
According to a report entitled “An Overview of Sexual Offenses in England and Wales”, launched in 2013 by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Office of National Statistics (ONS) and Home Office; Approximately 85,000 rape victims a year in England and Wales – 73,000 women and 12,000 men, which equates to about 230 cases every day. The report states that 1 in 5 women has suffered some form of sexual violence since the age of 16. See the full report, a summary and / or the data tables here.
According to BBC reports, the number of rapes reported and reported by the police is at the highest level ever, an increase of 29% as general crime falls in England and Wales.
According to an NSPCC study of young people (aged 13 to 18), a third of girls and 16 percent of boys have experienced sexual violence and about 250,000 teenagers are abused at any time. 12 percent of boys and 3 percent of girls reported having committed sexual violence against their partners.\
According to George Mason University, Worldwide Sexual Assault Statistics, 1 in 3 American women will be sexually abused in their lifetime. About 19.3% of women and 2% of men have been raped at least once in their lives. In addition, it is estimated that 43.9% of women and 23.4% of men suffered other forms of sexual violence during their lives. Many victims of sexual abuse were victims at an early age, about 79% were raped for the first time before age 25 and 40% before age 18 (source; today).
According to RAIIN, every 107 seconds, someone is sexually abused in the United States. There are an average of 293,000 victims (aged 12 and over) of sexual assault each year. 68% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. 98% of rapists will never spend a day in prison.
Rape and sexual assault among university students:
An average (65,668+ and 2,866+) women and men of college age experienced sexual assault from rape annually. More than a quarter of college-aged women report having experienced rape or attempted rape since age 14. Of all, only 16% of the total cases are reported. Women aged 18 to 24 had higher rates of rape and sexual violence than women in other age groups. The rate of rape crimes is 1.2 times higher for non-students than for students. Female students were more likely to experience rape or victimization for sexual assault outside the home, while non-students were more likely to be at home. Among women living in rural areas, the rate of rape and victimization for sexual assault was almost 2 times higher for non-students.
US Rape Crimes in Prisons;
According to the Department of Justice, more men are raped in the United States than women in prisons – 216,000 inmates are raped each year in the United States. According to the latest National Survey of Prisoners, 4% of prisoners, 3.2% of people in prison and 9.5% of people in juvenile detention said they were victims of sexual abuse. Nearly 7% of women said they were sexually abused by a fellow prisoner, while more men said they were beaten by officials.
3. South Africa
With an estimated 500,000 cases of rape each year, the country has one of the highest rates of rape crimes in the world. It is estimated that more than 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime. The Medical Research Council estimated that only 1 in 9 rapes are reported. Therefore, the actual number of rapes is much higher than the number recorded by the police.
With the largest reported incident of rape crimes, South Africa is at the top of the list. Most sexual violence is against women, but men and children are also subject to this crime. According to a report, more than 4% of men were forced to have sex with other men. According to the South African police, children are victims of 41% of all registered rape cases. About 15% of rape victims are children under the age of 11. According to the South African Tears Foundation and the Medical Research Council, 50% of South African children will be abused before age 18. Another source says there were 24,892 rapes and attempted rape by minors under 18.
Sweden now has the second highest number of rapes in the world, after South Africa, which reaches 53.2 per 100,000. Statistics now suggest that 1 in 4 Swedish women ends up being the victim of rape. If you look at the number of rapes, however, the increase is even worse. In 1975, there were only 421 rapes reported to the police – in 2014, there were 6,620. This is an increase of 1,472%. It seems that Sweden is a much more dangerous place for women in the world.
In addition, Sweden has the highest rape rate in Europe. In 2013, according to the Swedish National Crime Prevention Council (Brå), there were 63 cases of rape per 100,000 inhabitants reported to the Swedish police.
According to Sweden’s rape crisis advocates, 1 in 3 Swedish women has been sexually abused when they leave adolescence. During the first half of 2013, more than 1,000 Swedish women reported being raped by Muslim immigrants in Stockholm; more than 300 of them were under 15 years old.
Rape and sexual violence are a major problem in India. According to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), crimes against women have increased by 7.5% since 2010. The number of reported rapes in India, a country with more than 1.2 billion people, rose to 33,707 in 2013 , of 24,923 in 2012. The majority of rape victims are between 18 and 30 years old. About one in three victims is under 18 and one in ten rape victims is under 14. In India, a woman is raped every 20 minutes.
According to the 2013 statistics, New Delhi has the highest number of reported rape crimes among Indian cities. Last year, there were an average of four cases of rape in the city. In the total number of rape cases, New Dehli (1,636) was followed by Mumbai (391), Jaipur (192) and Pune (171). Madhya Pradesh is the highest among all other states, with an average of 11 rapes per day. Madhya Pradesh (4,335 cases) was followed by Rajasthan (3,285 cases), Maharashtra (3,063 cases) and Uttar Pradesh (3,050 cases of rape).
In addition, 93 women are raped in the country every day. Most of the aggressors are known to the victims – 31,807 (94%) were relatives of the accused, which includes neighbors (10782), other known people (18171), relatives (2315) and parents (539). (times of India).
Most rapes are not reported in India and the rest of the world. According to Madiha Kark, about 54% of rape cases are not reported, while Mihir Srivastava estimates that 90% of rapes are not reported in India.