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Crime > Rapes: Countries Compared

Author: Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Author: Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

In response to Pteridude:

At first glance the United States appears to stand out as it has significantly more rapes than other countries. This is misleading however as the United States also has a significantly higher population.



To take the population into account click the per capita link at the top of this page. Under per capita ranking, the United States falls to number 9 and the rate is only one quarter of that of South Africa. which has the highest per capita rate.

DEFINITION: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population..

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 FranceFrance 10,277 2009
2 GermanyGermany 7,292 2009
3 RussiaRussia 6,208 2009
4 SwedenSweden 4,901 2009
5 ArgentinaArgentina 3,276 2008
6 BelgiumBelgium 2,786 2009
7 PhilippinesPhilippines 2,585 2009
8 SpainSpain 2,437 2009
9 ChileChile 2,233 2009
10 LesothoLesotho 1,878 2009
11 PolandPoland 1,611 2009
12 JapanJapan 1,582 2009
European Union averageEuropean Union average 1,502.39 2009
13 New ZealandNew Zealand 1,308 2009
14 KazakhstanKazakhstan 1,298 2009
15 IsraelIsrael 1,243 2009
16 SudanSudan 1,189 2009
17 MoroccoMorocco 1,130 2009
18 RomaniaRomania 1,016 2009
19 NorwayNorway 944 2009
20 FinlandFinland 915 2009
21 KenyaKenya 735 2009
22 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 529 2009
23 CanadaCanada 491 2009
24 HungaryHungary 489 2009
25 CameroonCameroon 447 2008
26 IrelandIreland 396 2009
27 DenmarkDenmark 396 2009
28 MongoliaMongolia 354 2009
29 PortugalPortugal 317 2009
30 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 303 2009
31 MoldovaMoldova 262 2009
32 BulgariaBulgaria 262 2009
33 BelarusBelarus 240 2009
34 GreeceGreece 218 2008
35 CroatiaCroatia 188 2009
36 OmanOman 183 2009
37 LithuaniaLithuania 164 2009
38 EstoniaEstonia 160 2009
39 SlovakiaSlovakia 152 2009
40 South AfricaSouth Africa 113.5 2002
41 LatviaLatvia 100 2009
42 GuineaGuinea 92 2008
43 AustraliaAustralia 91.6 2003
44 EgyptEgypt 87 2009
45 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 79 2009
46 SwazilandSwaziland 76.1 2004
47 MauritiusMauritius 69 2009
48 IcelandIceland 68 2009
49 LuxembourgLuxembourg 57 2009
50 SloveniaSlovenia 57 2009
51 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 56 2009
52 JamaicaJamaica 50.8 2000
53 SurinameSuriname 45.2 2004
54 ZimbabweZimbabwe 40 2006
55 BahrainBahrain 36 2009
56 CyprusCyprus 34 2009
57 United StatesUnited States 30.2 2006
58 NicaraguaNicaragua 27.6 2006
59 BarbadosBarbados 27 2000
60 Northern IrelandN. Ireland 26.2 2006
61 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 25 2009
62 PanamaPanama 24.1 2006
63 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 24 2000
64 PeruPeru 20.8 2006
65 ArmeniaArmenia 19 2009
66 MaltaMalta 19 2009
67 El SalvadorEl Salvador 18.7 2006
68 ScotlandScotland 18 2006
69 BelizeBelize 15.3 2006
70 NamibiaNamibia 15.1 2002
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 14.18 2006
71 South KoreaSouth Korea 13.3 2006
72 MexicoMexico 12.8 2006
73 EcuadorEcuador 11.2 2006
74 Costa RicaCosta Rica 11 2006
75 UruguayUruguay 9.8 2000
NATO countries averageNATO average 9.68 2006
76 MaldivesMaldives 9 2009
77 NetherlandsNetherlands 8.7 2006
78 AustriaAustria 8.5 2006
79 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 8.5 2006
80 ThailandThailand 8 2006
81 BoliviaBolivia 7.8 2006
Eurozone averageEurozone average 7.73 2006
82 ItalyItaly 7.7 2006
83 BangladeshBangladesh 7.5 2006
84 BruneiBrunei 7.4 2006
85 Sri LankaSri Lanka 7.4 2006
86 ParaguayParaguay 6 2006
87 MalaysiaMalaysia 5.2 2000
88 ColombiaColombia 4.7 2000
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 4.47 2006
89 GeorgiaGeorgia 3.8 2006
90 GuatemalaGuatemala 3.3 2000
91 TunisiaTunisia 3.2 2002
92 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 3 2009
93 ZambiaZambia 2.9 2000
94 ChinaChina 2.8 2000
95 SingaporeSingapore 2.7 2006
96 TurkeyTurkey 2.5 2006
97 UkraineUkraine 2.1 2006
98 UgandaUganda 2 2004
99 JordanJordan 1.9 2006
100 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 1.9 2000
101 United Arab EmiratesUAE 1.7 2006
102 IndiaIndia 1.7 2006
103 QatarQatar 1.6 2004
104 AlbaniaAlbania 1.5 2006
105 AlgeriaAlgeria 1.5 2006
106 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 1.1 2006
107 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 1.1 2006
108 TajikistanTajikistan 1.1 2006
109 NepalNepal 0.8 2006
110 IndonesiaIndonesia 0.7 2000
111 SyriaSyria 0.6 2006
112 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 0.5 2006
113 LebanonLebanon 0.5 2006
114 BurmaBurma 0.5 2002
115 YemenYemen 0.4 2000
116 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 0.3 2002
117 PakistanPakistan 0.0 2000

Citation

"All countries compared for Crime > Rapes", European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control International Statistics on Crime and Justice, 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Rapes

Crime > Rapes: Countries Compared Map

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In response to Pteridude:

At first glance the United States appears to stand out as it has significantly more rapes than other countries. This is misleading however as the United States also has a significantly higher population.



To take the population into account click the per capita link at the top of this page. Under per capita ranking, the United States falls to number 9 and the rate is only one quarter of that of South Africa. which has the highest per capita rate.

Posted on 26 May 2005

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

Edria Murray<br>Staff Editor

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These stats are from 2002. Here are from 2008 (by UN):
http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/Crime-statistics/Sexual_violence_sv_against_children_and_rape.xls

South Africa is #1 and Sweden #2. Sweden doubles the number for US, which is placed #4. However there are apparently not stats avaible for many countries. Still, the amount of rapes/citizen in Sweden seems to have six-tupled since the 80's.

Posted on 20 Aug 2010

Thomas

Thomas

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It is DISGRACEFUL the amount of RAPES that occur in the United States. What is worse are countries that either 'fudge' their numbers or do not at all report them accurately . For example, the Arab countries are notorious for distorting the numbers regardless of the direction. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates are a few that do. While living in the aforementioned, I was acquainted with Philippine men and women who were being raped repeatedly by the people with whom they were employed. That's why so many of the maids in those countries leave their babies on bus stops 1.) because of the circumstances they became pregnant and 2.) fear of reprisal in those countries I perceive as corrupt. Another place I saw this was in Argentina. It is abominable due to economic circumstances that poor people from around the world are being violated in this way and not have ANY recourse for justice. Absolutely awful!!!

Posted on 08 Mar 2010

Ageless+Wonder

Ageless+Wonder

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the number of cases that goes un registered in asian countries because of tabboo associated has to be taken in to account. i reckon this data speaks of officially cases regsitered. safe assumption is that nearly 50% of cases go unfiled in prominent asian countries.

Posted on 12 Nov 2009

Gaurav

Gaurav

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Inflated statistics
The U.S. Department of Justice relies on states to identify juvenile sex offenders, defining as “sexual assault” any sexual activity done “not forcibly or against that person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth.” Such definitions were originally intended to protect children and teenagers from exploitation by adults. However, they are now applied even when the supposed offender is too young to give consent. The Department notes that virtually all offenses by juveniles involve family members and acquaintances, confirming that many may be incidents of sex play among siblings or friends, or sexual activity within romantic relationships.6 So it is not surprising that statistics would seem to show that our society is being overwhelmed by violent, sex-crazed children and adolescents.

One expert writes that “at least a half-million juveniles commit a hands-on sex crime every year.

Another claims that 1 out of every 20 boys is or will be a child molester.

Both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Center for Sex Offender Management state that one-third to one-half of all child molestation is committed by children themselves.

The U.S. Department of Justice finds that of all ages 7 - 60, “the single age with the greatest number of offenders from the perspective of law enforcement was age 14.

Posted on 26 Feb 2009

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