Rape is one of the most atrocious forms of assault. Every country has been raising their voice against man-made disaster called Rape, Sexual Assault or stalking case which turns to a heinous crime. As per the recent UN report, there is around 35 percent of women globally estimated to have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner/ non-partner violence at some point in their lives.
However, some national studies show that up to 70 percent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Women who have been physically or sexually abused by their partners are more than twice as likely to have an abortion. Almost twice as likely to experience depression, and in some regions, 1.5 times more likely to acquire HIV, as compared to women who have not experienced partner violence.
More than 1 in 4 women in Washington DC, United States, experience some form of sexual harassment on public transportation, according to a survey conducted in 2016.
If we take a look at highest rape crimes, in developed countries. Most of the rape or sexual assault cases are not even registered. it is shocking to see that rape crime is majorly prevalent in the most developed countries of the world. This includes America, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, and India.
Here is the list of top 10 countries with highest rape statistics.
The superpower of the world is at the first position in the race of rapes. Males are majorly holding 99% proportion of the rapist, out of all the victims 91% are females while 9% are males. The U.S Bureau of Justice Statistics states that 91% of rape victims are female and 9% are male, and nearly 99% of rapists are male.
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. More than a quarter of college-age women report having experienced a rape or rape attempt since age 14. Out of all, only 16% of the total cases are reported. Outdoor rape is not common in the USA rather most of the rape cases take place inside homes.
2- South Africa
It has an estimated of 500,000 rape cases every year, the country has one of the highest rate of Rape Crimes in the world. It is estimated that more than 40% of South African women are raped in their life. The Medical Research Council has estimated that only 1 in 9 rapes are reported. Thus the actual numbers of rapes are much higher than numbers recorded by the police.
According to a report, above 4% of men have been forced to have sex with other men.With the highest reported incident of Rape Crimes, South Africa top the list. The majority of sexual violence is against women, but men and children are also subjected to this crime.
Also one in three of the 4,000 women questioned by the Community of Information Empowerment and Transparency said they had been raped in the past year.
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. In 2009 there were 15,700 reported sexual offenses in Sweden, a rise of 8% compared to 2008, of which 5,940 were rape and sexual harassment (including exhibitionism) accounted for 7,590 reports. In April 2009, it was reported that sex crimes had increased by 58% over the previous ten years. According to a 2009 European Union study,
India is the place 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. Out of these, 24,470 were committed by parents/family, relatives, neighbors and other known persons implying that men known to the victim committed 98 percent of reported rapes. The latest estimates suggest that a new case of rape is reported every 22 minutes in India.
5- UNITED KINGDOM
Many people wish to live or even visit the UK as it is one of the most developed countries. In January 2013, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Home Office released its first ever joint Official Statistics bulletin on sexual violence, entitled An Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales. According to report: 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.
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. German Catholics have allowed the morning-after pills for the victims. The country moving forward in technology is actually moving really backward in humanity.
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. Earlier verdicts were based on 19th-century moral codes. A law on sexual-harassment was approved in 1992 and one on moral harassment was passed in 2002. The last bill to fight violence against women was passed last year. Government studies show there are 75,000 rapes a year in the country. Only about 10 percent of the victims filed complaints. France is at the 7th position with the total reported crime of 3,771,850.
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. Earlier decrees were based on 19th-century moral codes. A law on sexual-harassment was approved in 1992 and one on moral harassment was passed in 2002. The last bill to fight violence against women was passed last year. Government studies show there are 75,000 rapes a year in the country. Only about 10 percent of the victims filed complaints. France is at the 7th position with the total reported crime of 3,771,850.
Sri Lanka’s security forces are still torturing and raping suspects. There have been recent allegations of rape and torture by the Sri Lankan security forces. They have continued this for four years after the civil war ended. The UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence shows that 14.5% of the sample of Sri Lankan men had perpetrated rape at some point in their lives. 4.9% had raped in the past year. 2.7% had raped another man. 1.6% had taken part in a gang rape. 96.5% of the men who had raped experienced no legal consequences. 65.8% didn’t feel worried or guilty afterward. 64.9% of rapists had raped more than once, and 11.1% had raped four or more girls or women. That’s why the country has highest suicide rates in the world.
Rape is a very serious problem in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is estimated to have one of the highest rates of violence against women in the world. A UN report shows that nearly 60% of Ethiopian women were subjected to sexual violence. The country is infamous for the practice of marriage by abduction.
The prevalence of this practice in Ethiopia is one of the highest in the world. In many parts of Ethiopia, it is common for a man. They are working in coordination with his friends, to kidnap a girl or woman. Sometimes they even use a horse to ease the escape. The abductor will then hide his intended bride and rape her until she becomes pregnant. Girls as young as eleven years old are reported to have been kidnapped for the purpose of marriage. Also, the Ethiopian military has been accused of committing systematic rapes against civilians.