Following is a detailed list of top 10 countries with the highest rape crimes as of 2017.
One out of three women in Europe has suffered some form of physical or sexual assault and 5% have been raped.
10. Denmark and Finland
A 2014 study by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights states that 47% of the total women in surveyed in Finland & 52% of that surveyed in Denmark had suffered a physical or sexual assault in their lives. Finland is one of the latest countries in the European Union to have criminalised marital rape, making it illegal in 1994.
The study further concluded that 2 out of 20 women (interviewed) had experienced sexual violence at least once before they turned 15 & once since they turned 15. Also, 1 in 20 such women had been raped and 4 out of 20 had experienced physical and/or sexual abuse. However, only 13% of the victimised women reported the crime.
Zimbabwe’s National Statistics (ZimStat) show that more than 500 women are sexually abused every month in the country. It means more than 16 women are assaulted daily or we can say, every 90 minutes, a crime against women gets registered in the country.
1524 cases were registered during the first 3 months of 2019, of which more than 50% cases relate to children between 11 to 16 years of age and around 18% cases related to 5 to 10 years of age.
In 2018, the cases registered in the first 3 months were 1285. As per a report of UNICEF, Zimbave registered 2192 cases in the year 2010 which increased to 3112 in 2014.
In 2018, more than 51,200 women registered a complaint of a sexual assault in the country. A report by news.com says that 1 out of every 6 Australian women has to face the torture of rape by a non-partner., compared to 1 in 14 women at a world scale.
NSW Rape Crisis’s Centre executive officer Karen Willis says that more than 70 % of these sexual assaults are carried out by family members, friends, work or school colleagues, 29 % by someone the woman meets socially or occur on a date and rest only 1% of rapes are committed by strangers.
According to the Huffington Post, more than 460,000 sexual assaults occur in the country every year. However, only 33 out of every 1,000 are reported of which only 29 gets recorded as a crime. Rest goes unnoticed by the government and police departments.
Other stats suggest that 1 out of every 4 North American women has to face, rape and/or physical and/or sexual torture. 11% of women face physical injuries and only 6% of cases get reported. In 80% of such crimes against women, assailants are either friends or family of the victim.
6. New Zealand
A report by the British Medical Journal depicts New Zealand’s 16.4% female population being victims of rape or sexual assault.
According to country’s Minister of Justice Publication Report, an attack involving sexual violence against women happens in every two hours in the country. 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 6 boys are likely to be sexually abused before they turn 16.
As per the New Zealand Herald, only 9 per cent of the actual assaults are registered with the police. Further, only 13% of the reported cases end in conviction. 91% of the cases go unreported or the victims are intimidated by the police to drop complaints.
India is one of the countries with the most number of rapes. In the first six months of 2019, 24142 rape cases were registered with the police. As per the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), there has been a growth of 7.5% in the rate of crimes against women.
The population of the country is 1.3 billion currently. The rape cases registered in 2012 increased from 24,923 to 33,707 in 2013. Majority of rape victims belong to the 18 to 30 years of age group. Further, of the total victims, 33% are below the age of 18 & 10% are below the age of 14. In India, a woman gets raped every 20 minutes.
India’s capital city, New Delhi has the highest rate of reported rape cases. In 2018, a total of 1636 rape cases were registered in New Delhi, followed by 391 in Mumbai, 192 in Jaipur & 171 in Pune. According to Madiha Kark, an estimated 54% of the rape cases go unregistered. However, a source of daily hunt estimated that 90% of rapes go unreported in India.
Considering that, India’s central regional state Madhya Pradesh has the highest statistics of rape with an average of 11 rapes a day, with 4335 cases being reported, followed by Rajasthan (3,285 cases), Maharashtra (3,063 cases) and Uttar Pradesh (3,050 rape cases).
As per 2018 stats, every day around 93 women is raped in the country. However, as per 2019’s stats, more than 110 women are raped in the country daily.
As reported by Times of India, of the total number of reported cases, 94% times the offenders are familiar to the victims being neighbours, known persons, relatives, parents etc.
4. England and Wales
A 2013 report by England’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Home Office tell that more than 73,000 women are raped in the country every year, equating to 230 cases per day. 1 in every 5 women has faced a sexual offence since they the age of 16. According to the BBC reports, the number of rapes reported to and recorded by police is at its highest ever level, increase by 29 per cent as overall crime falls in England and Wales.
A study by the NSPCC on young people (aged between 13-18) concluded that 1 in every three girls and 1 in every 6 boys have experienced sexual violence. Further, more than 250,000 teenage girls suffer from abuse at any one time. However, only 12 per cent of boys and 3 per cent of girls reported committing sexual violence against their partners.
As per the Worldwide Sexual Assault Statistics by George Mason University, Worldwide Sexual Assault Statistics, 1 in every 3 American women will face sexual abuse during their lifetime. Around 43.9% of women and 23.4% of men experienced other forms of sexual violence once in their lives, of which total 19.3% of women and 2% of men get raped.
USA Today’s report tells that, of the total rape victims, 79% were first raped before age 25, and 40% before age 18.
According to RAIIN, a sexual assault takes place in the country every 107 seconds; however, 68% of such assaults go unreported with 98% rapists roaming freely on streets. There are more than 2,93,000 victims of sexual assault in the country above the age of 11 years.
Country’s statistics suggest that it the 2nd highest rape count in the world with 1 out of every 4 women being a victim. The rape counts reported to police have increased from 421 cases in 1975 to 6620 cases in 2014. The country has the highest rate of rape in all of Europe.
Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention records that in the year 2013, 63 rapes per 100,000 people were reported to Swedish Police. In the first half of 2013, more than 1,000 Swedish women reported having been raped by Muslim immigrants in Stockholm. More than 300 of these were under the age of 15.
1. South Africa
South Africa has the highest rate of rape with more than half a million rapes being registered every year. Reports tell that more than 40% of South African women will be sexually assaulted or raped in their lifetime. A Medical Research Council estimate shows that only 1 in every 9 rapes is registered with police while rest go unreported. This means that the actual numbers of rapes are much higher than the recorded ones.