Whether it is assault, rape, molestation or Eve-teasing/Adam-teasing, “Sexual Violence” in any form, is probably the most evil crime which has been going on since the start of times across geographical boundaries. In an attempt to show how shameful of a society we live in where everyday, every hour someone or the other is facing sexual violence.
Let’s take a look into the list of top 10 countries with highest rape crime. You would be surprised to read that the most developed countries like U.S.A, Sweden, France, Canada, UK and Germany are the most immersed ones in this crime.
List of Top 10 Countries with Highest Rape Crimes
Rape is a very serious problem in Ethiopia. The country is infamous for the practice of marriage by abduction, with the prevalence of this practice in Ethiopia being one of the highest in the world. Ethiopia is estimated to have one of the highest rates of violence against women in the world. A report by the UN found that nearly 60% of Ethiopian women were subjected to sexual violence. Even the Ethiopian military has been accused of committing systematic rapes against civilians.
9. Sri Lanka
The security forces in Sri Lanka are still raping and torturing suspects. There have been recent allegations that rape and torture by the Sri Lankan security forces have continued four years after the civil war ended. The UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence found that 64.9% of rapists had raped more than once, and 11.1% had raped four or more girls or women.
The total reported cases of rape cases in Canada are 2,516,918. These are only six percent of the total rape cases. It is reported that over one in three women had experienced a sexual assault and that only 6% of sexual assaults were reported to the police.
Rape was not a crime in France until 1980. Laws reinforcing women’s rights and safety are relatively recent in France. The law making rape a crime dates back only to 1980. France is at the 7th position with the total reported crime of 3,771,850.
An estimate of 240,000 women and girls has died up till now in Germany because of this crime. Germany is on the number six in the highest rape crime with the figures of 6,507,394 in this year which is really a big figure.
5. United Kingdom
Many people wish to live or even visit UK as it is one of the most developed countries. But they surely must not be aware that this country is also involved badly in the crime of rape. Approximately 85,000 women are raped on average in England and Wales every year. Over 400,000 women are sexually assaulted each year. One in 5 women (aged 16 – 59) has experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 16.
India is a country where sexual assault is rapidly increasing. Rape in India is one of India’s most common crimes against women. According to the National Crime Records Bureau 24,923 rape cases were reported across India in 2012, but experts agree that the number of unreported cases of sexual assault brings the total much higher. The latest estimates suggest that a new case of rape is reported every 22 minutes in India.
Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe and one of the highest in the world. One amongst every four women comes out to be the victim of rape in Sweden. By 2010, The Swedish police recorded the highest number of offenses – about 63 per 100,000 inhabitants. The country has third-highest rape crime in the world.
2. South Africa
The country has one of the highest rates of rape in the world, with some 65,000 rapes and other sexual assaults reported for the year 2012. The incidence of rape has led to the country being referred to as the “rape capital of the world”. South Africa has amongst the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world. If the rapist is convicted, his prison time would be around 2 years.
1. United States
The super power of the world is at the first position in the race of rapes. Males are majorly the rapist holding a proportion of 99%. Out of all the victims, 91% are females while 9% are males. According to the National Violence Against Women Survey, 1 in 6 U.S. women and 1 in 33 U.S. men has experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. Outdoor rape is not common in USA rather most of the rape cases takes place inside homes.