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Crime Statistics > Rapes (per capita) (most recent) by country

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Rank   Countries  Amount 
# 1   South Africa: 1.19538 per 1,000 people 
# 2   Seychelles: 0.788294 per 1,000 people 
# 3   Australia: 0.777999 per 1,000 people 
# 4   Montserrat: 0.749384 per 1,000 people 
# 5   Canada: 0.733089 per 1,000 people 
# 6   Jamaica: 0.476608 per 1,000 people 
# 7   Zimbabwe: 0.457775 per 1,000 people 
# 8   Dominica: 0.34768 per 1,000 people 
# 9   United States: 0.301318 per 1,000 people 
# 10   Iceland: 0.246009 per 1,000 people 
# 11   Papua New Guinea: 0.233544 per 1,000 people 
# 12   New Zealand: 0.213383 per 1,000 people 
# 13   United Kingdom: 0.142172 per 1,000 people 
# 14   Spain: 0.140403 per 1,000 people 
# 15   France: 0.139442 per 1,000 people 
# 16   Korea, South: 0.12621 per 1,000 people 
# 17   Mexico: 0.122981 per 1,000 people 
# 18   Norway: 0.120836 per 1,000 people 
# 19   Costa Rica: 0.118277 per 1,000 people 
# 20   Venezuela: 0.115507 per 1,000 people 
# 21   Finland: 0.110856 per 1,000 people 
# 22   Netherlands: 0.100445 per 1,000 people 
# 23   Denmark: 0.0914948 per 1,000 people 
# 24   Germany: 0.0909731 per 1,000 people 
# 25   Bulgaria: 0.0795973 per 1,000 people 
# 26   Chile: 0.0782179 per 1,000 people 
# 27   Thailand: 0.0626305 per 1,000 people 
# 28   Kyrgyzstan: 0.0623785 per 1,000 people 
# 29   Poland: 0.062218 per 1,000 people 
# 30   Sri Lanka: 0.0599053 per 1,000 people 
# 31   Hungary: 0.0588588 per 1,000 people 
# 32   Estonia: 0.0547637 per 1,000 people 
# 33   Ireland: 0.0542829 per 1,000 people 
# 34   Switzerland: 0.0539458 per 1,000 people 
# 35   Belarus: 0.0514563 per 1,000 people 
# 36   Uruguay: 0.0512295 per 1,000 people 
# 37   Lithuania: 0.0508757 per 1,000 people 
# 38   Malaysia: 0.0505156 per 1,000 people 
# 39   Romania: 0.0497089 per 1,000 people 
# 40   Czech Republic: 0.0488234 per 1,000 people 
# 41   Russia: 0.0486543 per 1,000 people 
# 42   Latvia: 0.0454148 per 1,000 people 
# 43   Moldova: 0.0448934 per 1,000 people 
# 44   Colombia: 0.0433254 per 1,000 people 
# 45   Slovenia: 0.0427648 per 1,000 people 
# 46   Italy: 0.0402045 per 1,000 people 
# 47   Portugal: 0.0364376 per 1,000 people 
# 48   Tunisia: 0.0331514 per 1,000 people 
# 49   Zambia: 0.0266383 per 1,000 people 
# 50   Ukraine: 0.0244909 per 1,000 people 
# 51   Slovakia: 0.0237525 per 1,000 people 
# 52   Mauritius: 0.0219334 per 1,000 people 
# 53   Turkey: 0.0180876 per 1,000 people 
# 54   Japan: 0.017737 per 1,000 people 
# 55   Hong Kong: 0.0150746 per 1,000 people 
# 56   India: 0.0143187 per 1,000 people 
# 57   Qatar: 0.0139042 per 1,000 people 
# 58   Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of: 0.0132029 per 1,000 people 
# 59   Greece: 0.0106862 per 1,000 people 
# 60   Georgia: 0.0100492 per 1,000 people 
# 61   Armenia: 0.00938652 per 1,000 people 
# 62   Indonesia: 0.00567003 per 1,000 people 
# 63   Yemen: 0.0038597 per 1,000 people 
# 64   Azerbaijan: 0.00379171 per 1,000 people 
# 65   Saudi Arabia: 0.00329321 per 1,000 people 
Weighted average: 0.1 per 1,000 people  



DEFINITION: Total recorded rapes. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.

SOURCE: Seventh United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems, covering the period 1998 - 2000 (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention)

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COMMENTARY     

a
30th January 2011
No you retards. In sweden we have another definition of rape then aother countries, like having sex with a purpolsy destroyd condom.
Faxia
29th January 2011
I worked 5 year in a little hospital in Saudi Arabia and I've never seen so many women suffering from rapes. Most of them, of course, never reported it for fear of getting murdered.
DFLOOD
28th January 2011
Japan should be #1 on this list. Wierd. Owait it's reported rapes gotcha.
Ed
20th January 2011
The evidence that proves rape can quickly dissipate. If a claim of rape is not immediately reported, then it is more likely than not, that it didn’t occur. This is why it is so important to report this crime without delay.
SpurredoninDublin
19th January 2011
@Kathy

Are you naturally misanthropic, or have you just stopped taking your meds. You have a pretty twisted mind for the gentler sex.What makes you think that rapists make up 10% of the population. Would you support the idea that woman who falsely claim rape should have their eyes and tongue torn out?
rmloc
17th January 2011
KSA stood in the bottom its obvious.where there is no freedom to lady there crime againist her will be less.
KarenO
15th January 2011
Mike is correct. Rape in muslim countries is rarely reported because the victim is punished. Refusing to see it is ignorant and dangerous.
Ill
13th January 2011
@Mike

Don't propagate incorrect stereotypes. Muslim men are not higher propagators of rape than anyone else. It's sad to see how many people are caught up in the anti-Muslim propaganda these days, and end up discriminating against them as badly as the Nazis did to the Jews.
vikki
9th January 2011
Just whoop the candy ass of the rapist in public and rape will come down
Bruiser
4th January 2011
Ultimately women dont seem to mind.. I mean not if measured by action at least, as they never bother to collectivise to make any progress with it or club together to protect their own? Perhaps on a subconscious level they buy in to the "deserved it' model?
amy becker
3rd January 2011
Social control will help reduce the number of rape.

It should consist of taking a rapist to a bridge or at least a 30 foot tower which is in a public place, strip him naked and push him off the tower but to make sure he does not get hurt when he hits the ground, tie a rope around his balls to break the fall. I know a lot of women who would be willing to tie the rope around their nuts. (and a lot of men who would too)
Mike
31st December 2010
Sexual offences for some countries are incorrect. For example Muslim countries and Asian countries, like India, has a staggering sexual offence record. More than 80% of Indian women, for example, have reported being sexually assaulted at some point in their life according to private surveys.
Muslim men are huge sexual offenders and the statistics don't reflect that, probably because their society is so closed to the outside world to give true numbers.
zahir
30th December 2010
Funny how there some who prejudice blind sided them on the truth about Islam, Almost all western countries has the highest rape and crime cases yet the see it necessary to bash muslim. @Pedro: you are incorrect what you said about women in Islam, on the contrary in the Quran, all a women has to do incase of accusation of rape is to swear to God of her innocence and she will not be prosecuted.
pedro
29th December 2010
@Hilmi - Yeah, and due to the rules of evidence in sharia, essentially impossible for the woman to prove. Consequently she will be the one punished - for adultery. The only way this will affect the statistics is by frightening the victims from reporting rapes in the first place. Great solution(!)
Dwayne
25th December 2010
In 2007, there were "at least" 248,300 cases of sexual assaults in the United States, which translated to an .824 rate per 1,000 population (2007 population of 301.3 million people). Australia's sexual assault rate has increased, in 2009 it was 18,800 victims from 21,965,300 people, which translates to a rate of 0.856 per 1,000 (minute variances can be explained by how frequently reported sexual assaults are). There is no way Australia is the villain this irresponsible site has made us (and Canada) out to be by lumping sex assault and rape counts here. I have had 'racism' directed at me by people reading the info here.
Kathy
24th December 2010
"All rapes would disappeare if we had shariia law."

Yea and women would be treated like dirt. I still say rapes would stop if the rapist were taken to a public place, stripped and thrown off a high place but to make sure they did not get hurt when they hit the ground, they would tie a rope around their nuts to keep them from hitting the ground.
Validation+of+Data
21st December 2010
I didn't realize this data is ONLY FROM 1998-2000. In viewing the FBI's data, 32 per capita is the correct amount, so this site is pretty close.

Since it's now TEN YEARS LATER(!) it should be mentioned that the current rate is 28.7.

Source:
http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2009/data/table_01.html
Validation of Data
21st December 2010
The USA numbers seem to be close to what the FBI reported in their 1990-2009 chart, located here:
http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2009/data/table_01.html

The FBI reported 28.7 per capita, not the 30-something here on this site. Frankly, I would believe the FBI before took the word of a seemingly unscholarly website such as this...
BenekZ
21st December 2010
All rapes would disappeare if we had shariia law.
Dedonarrival
21st December 2010
Lot of rape goes on behind the chapel in Wales did you not know, enticement is a hot cup of tea and a bun.
Sam
17th December 2010
What about Congo, Democratic Republic of?
JA
15th December 2010
The rape statistics for Canada are incorrect. First, Statistics Canada cites 62 sexual offences per 100,000 people for 2009, not the 73 per 100,000 quoted by NationMaster. Second, Canadian crime statistics do not distinguish between actual rapes and lesser sexual offences, but by the severity of the offence depending on how badly the victim was injured or whether a weapon was used, etc. Even unwanted touching constitutes sexual assault in Canada and would be included with all the other sexual offences.

Since fully 98% of the 2009 reported sexual offences were in the least serious category (with 61 per 100,000 people), it is extremely unlikely that the actual rape rate in Canada is even remotely close to the 73 per 100,000 stated on this website.
John
15th December 2010
In Canada, crime statistics do not distinguish between rape and less serious sexual offences. Since unwanted groping is a sexual offence and is counted among the more serious offences, it's unlikely that the actual rape rate is anywhere near what it says in this report.
klubfoot
13th December 2010
This must be incomplete, Sweden is not here at all.
Hilmi
7th December 2010
@Joie Leigh - Under Sharia Law, Rape is one of the crime with the heaviest penalty. Please get your facts right the next time. See how a true muslim women dress and you will know why it is less rape in muslim country.
TKS
6th December 2010
The statistic for Australia is incorrect.

The value in 2007 was .094 per 1000.
I think you have the number out by a factor of 10.
Joie Leigh
5th December 2010
@DutchMuslim Are you serious!? Rape is ok under sharia law... so maybe on paper there are less rapes in muslim countries, why would they record the numbers when it's not considered a crime?
Kathy
28th November 2010
The number of rapes would drop all over if we took all the convicted rapist and child molesters to public schools than took them to the girls gym class and had all the girls at the school attend and when all the girls were there, have a number of the males brought in, stripped, tied to a pole and than teach the girls how to use a male's testicles to her advantage. They could let each girl practice hitting their testicles, kicking, kneeing and even teach them how to grab a pair of testicles and make sure both of his testicles are in her grip than twist and squeeze them for all she was worth thus literally crushing his nuts. When she is finished give the testicles a good yank before she lets them go. To put it bluntly, they should cut the testicles of several of them and let the girls who did the best job take the testicles home in a glass jar if she wanted them. If anyone did ask what they were, she could say they are the balls off a rapist and that is what will happen to any rapist from here on out.

If we did this, I bet there would not be any rapes in a short time, after perhaps a few thousand males lost their testicles.
Kathy
28th November 2010
The number of rapes would drop all over if we took all the convicted rapist and child molesters to public schools than took them to the girls gym class and had all the girls at the school attend and when all the girls were there, have a number of the males brought in, stripped, tied to a pole and than teach the girls how to use a male's testicles to her advantage. They could let each girl practice hitting their testicles, kicking, kneeing and even teach them how to grab a pair of testicles and make sure both of his testicles are in her grip than twist and squeeze them for all she was worth thus literally crushing his nuts. When she is finished give the testicles a good yank before she lets them go. To put it bluntly, they should cut the testicles of several of them and let the girls who did the best job take the testicles home in a glass jar if she wanted them. If anyone did ask what they were, she could say they are the balls off a rapist and that is what will happen to any rapist from here on out.
Julie
28th November 2010
Rapes are not lesser in muslim countries , they are just less reported
DutchMuslim
23rd November 2010
Islam is the solution. That's why rapists fear Islam.
CanadiAnna
21st November 2010
Canadian government keeps telling the public that our troops need to be in Afghanistan to help the poor, downtrodden women who are treated so disgracefully by the men. It's evident the billions of taxpayer dollars they're squandering overseas could be better spent elsewhere.
procat
19th November 2010
You like it or not, rapes are lesser in muslim countries.
pam
19th November 2010
This is the number of REPORTED rapes. The incidence of rape appears to higher in developed countries not because there are more rapes, but because rape is more likely to be reported.
Syed
19th November 2010
Those who are arguing that rapes are not registered in countries like India, then I would say, it happens in every county. It's a fact that, a good number of women don't report that they're raped in every country and it is not just in India. So, I would agree with this statistics.
Mhk
18th November 2010
Oh, my bloved beloved homeland SAUDI ARABIA at bottom. I'm a girl and ask me how much Muslims respect me.
DJ FINGALICK
9th November 2010
Very bad incidences... Hope 2011 urshers in better minded individuals and rape-free year
Frank
18th October 2010
Saudi Arabia and Yemen on the bottom of the list. Has this anything to do with the fact that if a woman reports rape she is the one likely to get punished.
Ncebakazi
4th October 2010
I'm in SA, rape is a serious issue, most people i encounter have been raped multiple times but the most common thing is that family members do not punish the offender if it is family or close family friend. they make the woman suffer & blame them for not preventing the rape. its horrible
jerami
3rd October 2010
Saudi makes the end of the list!!! A great eye opener
Amod
30th September 2010
I guess only these countries care to keep a record ..
all other just don't care about women.
joey
23rd September 2010
@alan
your trolling right?
w
21st September 2010
@ALL 15 sep 2010;
Sweden
Do data match definition ? No
Mikey
20th September 2010
Saudi Arabia's rape count would probably be much higher if the forced marriages and the that wives are legally required to be submissive to their husbands (including sex) were taken into account.
ALL
15th September 2010
The latest UN report on sexxual violence:

Interesting; Sweden is at number 2 in the world, only "beaten" by LESOTHO !

I wonder why that is ? Did all Swedes just turn raving mad over the past 20 years, or could it have something to do with problems assimilating immigrants and refugees ?

http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/Crime-statistics/Sexual_violence_sv_against_children_and_rape.xls
Alan
13th September 2010
Sex is power in US more than ever. Getting worse all the time. O'Yeah!

No wonder Saudi Arabia is last on the list. Where a woman is still free to be a woman.

Kendra G.
13th September 2010
In the United States, lots of people is not telling on the rapist and child molesters because you know them or the parents just say it is normal. United States is probably number one to tell you the truth. Thanks for your time. Have a great day!
SWEDEN
6th September 2010
The latest final figures from the Swedish official statistics are 64 REPORTED rapes per 100,000. Meaning it would be at number 27 in this list with 0.064 per 1000 inhabitants.

The figures for year 2000 is at 0.023 per 1000 inhabitants though.

This can be seen as success in Sweden on gettings rapes reported and there are alot of other sources of information which indicates that the rate of occured rapes is roughly the same. Obviously these kind of explanations should be rather obvious when it comes to the list published here (it clearly extremely incorrect in actual commited rapes).
Amy+Becker
2nd September 2010
I think that if all those who have committed sex crimes suddenly dropped dead we would lose one percent of the female population but we would lose half of the male population.
SWEDEN
27th August 2010
Acording to the total on this site (Sweden 2100) we should end up at number 10 in this list. 2.33.
pc
26th August 2010
Just a note that in the case of rape, one should never suppose it has much to do with the religion or in fact often the penalties, the mass difference is actually in the reporting rate. In reply to Mahfuz - the fact that in many countries, particually in the middle east, though definatly not only there, you are shaming your family by acknowledging rape, particularily since that means you are no longer virginal. I beleive they did a study of it in India as well, in which the true statistics were much higher than the reported ones.
Nelida
25th August 2010
@Mahfuz:
You’re kidding, right?
Women in Muslim countries can be executed for loving the wrong person, being homosexual, dressing “provocatively” and they can be executed for being raped as well. Considering this, it is logical that women do not report rapes that often because they fear the reaction of the society and family.
And let’s do not forget marital rape which is nearly a peccadillo in Muslim countries.
Amy+Becker
24th August 2010
Mahfuz If every nation executed these males as Kathy has said, there would be few rapes every where but just as Kathy also stated, I do think the male population would be reduced by at least 10% but I do agree with her also that we can get along very well without these type of males
Mahfuz
23rd August 2010
Most of the countries with higher rape incidence are Christian-dominated. The first Muslim state on this list is Malaysia ranking 38th. So, Muslim nations offer a comparatively safer living environment for women.
Kathy
22nd August 2010
Abdul your post about two Saudi policemen were executed for raping a girl is a perfect example of how the numbers of rape would drop greatly if they would only execute all the males who do this. I think society could withstand the drop in the male population to make it safe for all women and chidren.
Abdul
21st August 2010
@ Ervin,

the low rape/capita rate in Saudi is mainly due to the capital punishment and strict laws in rape cases in KSA. Here's an example, two Saudi policemen were executed for raping a girl

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/02/21/2497853.htm

JS
9th August 2010
Not to choose sides on the whole economic issue or anything, but I wanted to interject that most 3rd world countries have limited law enforcement, so parties would be less likely to report rape, or have anyone to report it to. Or even, when it comes down to it, know that it can be reported. Again, not saying right or wrong to either side, just pointing out another aspect.
JJThompson
4th August 2010
In response to Bastin, why are you connecting/corrilating rape to poverty? Does being poor make someone want to rape more? Rape is generally an act of power, for examnple when used in war, which SOME 3rd world nations experience more than 1st world. 1st world nations have some of the most "meaningless" brutal crimes. For example, serial killers are basically a USA phenomenae. Before assuming that poverty or development is linked to crime generically, think about the type of crime and the motivation (if any) behind it.
Pete
30th July 2010
To the last commenter, all of those nations were in the top 10, not 20.

The top 20 included the UK, France and Spain as well.
Bastin
28th July 2010
I expect 3rd world countries only at first top 20 on the rape chart yet, I found the most developed nations like Australia, Canada, and USA within this rank.Why? when there is lowest or no poverty at this developed worlds.
John
25th July 2010
Australias rape rate is high because of the aboriginal population, the aboriginal communities in Australia have very high levels of violent crime, murder rates assault rates rape rates attempted murder rates manslaughter rates suicide rates and child abuse rates are very high and are among the highest in the world and the most violent place in the world outside of war was also once in Australia aswell to, Palm Island an island off North Queensland which has a large aboriginal population was once ranked the most violent place in the world outside of war.
holepigeon
21st July 2010
If France is high on the list (.15), it's because rape is mercilessly tracked down, it is a national priority, to the point that when a criminal is convicted, he can be more heavily sentenced if it is for rape (especially if it is a male on female rape and if the female is a minor, the courts and the public are absolutely merciless, talk French Puritanical tradition). Some other countries, I surmise, have lower rape statistics because police & justice catch a smaller proportion of rapists, or the victims don't report as systematically as in France.
Kathy
18th July 2010
If a male rapes a woman and is then executed for doing so, he will not be able to rape anyone else. I am not suggesting he be executed based only upon someone's word as I think there should be evidence he did rape her and that it was forced. Rape is not as much about sex as it is about control so Verner, you do have a point about more women will be killed if the authorities executed rapist so perhaps when a woman kills her attacker, once it is clear he was attacker her, the case should be closed. I personally believe a dead male would be far better than having a woman be forcibly raped. (I would prefer the method the woman in Sudden Impact used to kill her sisters rapist. She shot the offending parts and then waited a moment or two than shot him in the head .

Perhaps we should start teaching males in grade school who the real superior gender is so they can learn to respect girls and women more.
When we consider all violent crime it is usually a male thing. 90% of all violent crime is committed by males and oddly enough, other males are their usually victims. If you are looking for the person who has committed a violent crime, start looking for someone with testicles.
Sunshine29
16th July 2010
TE: 'Why count all sexual assault in some countries and only rape in others?'

In Canada, there are no 'rapes' only sexual assaults. You cannot be charged with 'rape' in Canada, which is why they included all sexual assaults from that country.
TE
13th July 2010
It just proves that you can twist statistics to get any result you want. Why count all sexual assault in some countries and only rape in others? If you seperated the rapes from the sexual assaults Australia would be way down the list. Afterall the USA has a homicide rate 4 1/2 times our own. Why would statistics on rape be any different?
muslimandproud
5th July 2010
@mark : lool yes it s well known that Ted Bundy ,Herbert Baumeister or Dean Arnold Corll, for example , were muslim LMAO
Ervin
2nd July 2010
@Zaki Adam

What you need to realize is that these are the rates of REPORTED rapes, not actual occurrences. Saudi Arabia has Shariah law, and as a result there have been many cases of women reporting rape to the police and then being imprisoned for the crime of being raped and not calling for help, while the true criminals walked free. There fore most women simply know not to report rape anymore.
Ervin
2nd July 2010
@Zaki Adam

Understand that these are all REPORTED rapes per capita. According to Saudi Arabian law, the victim is the one who is at fault for not calling for help, therefore nobody ever reports rape.

There have been numerous cases of women reporting rape in Saudi Arabia and then going to prison for getting raped. Now they just know not to tell anybody.
Zaki Adam
22nd June 2010
Again Saudi Arabia is in last of this list! Are Impotent?
Lindy
11th June 2010
It seems you have to live here and have been affected by it to believe the stats about South African crime. I'd love to see a survey and find who living in South Afria has not had a family member raped/murdered or both. It is not mostly black on black and even if it were- what difference would it make? We are all affected in this beautiful land. Crime is crime!
Kathy
9th June 2010
From reading the posts by Anmol and Matt, it is clear to see that if all nations executed rapist after their first rape, the male population would decrease by at least 10% but it would make it a lot safer for women and children. We talk about an eye for an eye but in the case of rape, these males would have to give up their testicles. If more males lost them after raping a woman or child, I think the number of rapes would drop to almost none. It would be most effective if this were done in public and perhaps having as many women involved with removing them as possible. Nothing would scare a male more than a "ball busting" woman especially if it was literal. If it made the world safe for all women and children, would it not be worth it?
Mikee
3rd June 2010
"not every muslim is a terrorist,but every terrorist is a muslim" -pino 31st May 2010

Like The Unabomber, Richard Jewell, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols? Definitely terrorists, definitely not Muslim.

You're either racist or ignorant of your own history. Deep down, I'd wish you were the racist, racism is easy to deal with. Stupidity can't be fixed.
Matt
2nd June 2010
Dan: their placing on the list doesn't necessarily reflect that Islamic societies are any safer for women. The above rankings are all dependent on the reported statistics of the nations in question, and many Muslim countries have a very strict definition of rape that doesn't include forced sex in marriage or child brides, for example. As well as that, many women in Muslim theocracies don't report rape as they are frequently punished along with or instead of the perpetrator.
anmol
2nd June 2010
I live in Australia and there is absolutely no way that we are third for highest rapes per capita. South Africa is a country that looks good but it does have a high crime rate. India is a country where hundreds of women are raped evry day. And approximately 98% of rapes are not reported. Ive been to India and some of the women there have a horrible story to tell.
Dan
2nd June 2010
There are a number of bigots in here who don't seem to realize that one has to go down to number 28 on this list before getting to a country that is predominantly Muslim.
pino
31st May 2010
Islam is a evil satanic cult,every muslim is a rapist, they marry little girls and have a free pass to rape them when they want, islam is a evil satanic cult, not every muslim is a terrorist,but every terrorist is a muslim
Rod
29th May 2010
I've heard always that Sweden is one of the countries in the world with most rapes per capita. Why it is the only nordic country which was left out of this statistics?
Kathy
27th May 2010
Lain, how would it not help the problem? If a male rapes a woman and is then executed for doing so, he will not be able to rape anyone else. I am not suggesting he be executed based only upon someone's word as I think there should be evidence he did rape her and that it was forced. Rape is not as much about sex as it is about control so maybe you do have a point. Perhaps we should start teaching males in grade school who the real superior gender is so they can learn to respect girls and women more.

Carl Muller, violent crime is not so much a Black on Black thing as it is a male thing. 90% of all violent crime is committed by males and oddly enough, other males are their usually victims. If you are looking for the person who has committed a violent crime, start looking for someone with testicles.
Kathy
27th May 2010
Lain, how would it not help the problem? If a male rapes a woman and is then executed for doing so, he will not be able to rape anyone else. I am not suggesting he be executed based only upon someone's word as I think there should be evidence he did rape her and that it was forced. Rape is not as much about sex as it is about control so maybe you do have a point. Perhaps we should start teaching males in grade school who the real superior gender is so they can learn to respect girls and women more.

Carl Muller, violent crime is not so much a Black on Black thing as it is a male thing. 90% of all violent crime is committed by males and oddly enough, other males are their usually victims.
@ Carl Muller
26th May 2010
Carl Muller, you obviously don't have many females in your family, or you have lived an extremely sheltered life. Most of the crime in South Africa is not Black-on-black crime, and you know that very well. South Africa is top of the Rapes list, second with murders, and second with homicides, face it, accept it, and live with it. If you want to make a difference, then please do so at the next election, do so by supporting your neighbourhood watch, do so by objecting to crime in your country. Trying to white wash South Africa as a "not such a criminal country" on comment boards will not change the reality.
Bernice Y.
7th May 2010
Which year was this statistic posted?
i really need it to compare others which i have read.
A.S.A.P PLEASE :)
mark
3rd May 2010
In every western country, muslims are becoming responsible for the majority of sexual crimes, including against children, since they consider it a part of jihad.
Lane
1st May 2010
Islam oppresses their women so much, they'd never come forward. Just look at the woman in Saudi Arabia that came forward and the cleric order HER WHIPPED!!
Islam is a farce.
islam = oppression = anger = suicide bombers. simple math...
Azam
29th April 2010
Islam is the answer to removing the worst crime in nature, which is rape. Which is why it is at the bottom of the list.

Please people, fear god, know your position, this life is nothing more than a test of good nature.

Learn to have patience and perseverance, the ones who become the best of Muslims will enter the heavens in which the water flows underneath.

Islam = Peace
Carl Muller
27th April 2010
It is interesting to note that although the crime in S A is very high, it is mostly black on black.
Why use the statistics and try to say that SA is a bad country. In the rest of Africa the rapes and murders are just not reported.
lil Z
21st April 2010
Lain man u need a check up
Iain
18th April 2010
Executing rapists will not solve the problem Kathy. You can kill rapists day after day and never get to the root of why this horrible crime occurs. It is a quick fix to give people brief satisfaction that the problem has gone until the next rape occurs. That is not to say that rapists should not be punished; of course they should, after all rape is one of the worst crimes a human being can commit. But this does still not take away from the fact that we are not addressing the issue, much like many other problems in society.
Kathy
17th April 2010
Rape is almost 100% a male activity. If we executed every rapist or child molester, the number of rapes would drop but then the male population would drop by at least 10% in most nations. I have no problem with that, We can get along just fine without males like that.
Paul
12th April 2010
Please click on the "per capita" button, too many of the commentators seem to be misled. No, the European countries are not the ones with the biggest rape rate. Besides, there are cultures in which certain acts would not be called "rape" even though they would be very well within the western definition of the assault.
MaBi
2nd April 2010
I wonder why Sweden typically is presented on the "total" numbers, but not on the "per capita". Sweden has among the highest amount of rapes, murder etc of all industrilized countried but the statistics seems to have been removed.
Jar
23rd March 2010
Robby, the australian nationals are the overwhemingly majority of the australian resident population, therefore most sexual crimes are committed by the. However the issue is the pro-capita crime rate of a population: if the "visitors" are 10% but make 40% rapes (hypothesis) and australian nationals make the other 60% despite being the 90% of the population, then there's a big disproportion.
hicca
17th March 2010
i think the rate should increase more and when it become natural people will not consider about it
Liz
5th March 2010
Why would rapes be reported "per capita"? That's like reporting prostate cancer rates per capita, when in fact, in both cases the statistic by definition applies to a specific portion of the population. I doubt these figures include rape of males, because it is far less common or reported than rape of females. Thus, South Africa's actual rate is more like 2.4 per 1000, by virtue of the fact that females make up about half of the population.
replica
5th March 2010
This survey depended on submissions per country. They had different criteria/definitions for 'rape'. With Australia and Canada, it includes all forms of sexual assault. With other countries, it's probably more specific. For instance, there were 19781 sex assault cases in Australia in 2007. Total here (1999) is 15630. Adjusted for population increase would be a little over 17000. More cases are probably being reported as time goes on. NationMaster is wrong for cross-comparing these stats. They have little relevance to one another.
gabe
8th February 2010
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
nice advice BILL B.
rathu
29th January 2010
This is per capita stats guys. If you see the number of rapes, United States tops the list with India at No. 5. Indians probably surprised, because news of rape appears ever other day in the media. But you have to remember India is country with 1.2 billion people.
reena
14th January 2010
Hi
I think in india rape is increasing day by day.
Dave
21st December 2009
Interesting, but I have to say there's no way in hell Canada should be that high, it should be near the bottom actually.
Kat (sweden)
28th November 2009
This is so annoying cant they just change the title to "reported cases of rape".

When you say 'rape' most people will think females but do keep in mind that it also can be guys and even children.
In sweden we have a weak rape reception when it comes to men, I am ashamed of that but I dont think sweden is the only country with that.
Robby
2nd November 2009
Most of the rape cases in Australian are by Australian national themselves... not visitors.
Keith
29th October 2009
To Chris. In Sydney, Australia, there were recently three Zambian Nationals sentenced to three years jail each for raping a 15 year old girl.There's your answer. Some of the rape statistics for Australia are rapes by visitors to Australia
Naeem
28th October 2009
Its not happening in any particular country its happening every where. This what we are so called humans? We are more modernized and socialized today then the old times of our history. This is social injustice and isolation from our sacred religions.
Raj
28th October 2009
Somebody PLEASE fix South Africa - Why do men rape so much here?
Geo
18th October 2009
For those disagreeing with the numbers - there is a explanation at the bottom that these stats reflect what Authorities record Not neccesarily actualities in Rapes & Assaults. Obviously there is a big discrepancy for crime that is based on instilled fear by the perpretator, disrespect by the public, disbelief by the public of the victims, a labyrinth of any court system for a victim to get Justice done.
This is a crime which still too too many persons, especially males, attempt to pooh poo it's direness, it's horror & even it's happening! When Good Men start satnding up For Vicitms, standing up against sexual bullies, then We'll start getting some real statistics to impress others with.
BillB
13th October 2009
The stats on Canada are wrong. There is no crime called "rape" in Canada.
These stats are calling every "sexual assault" in Canada a "rape". In Canada, a "sexual assault" could be something as minor as an unwelcome touch on a woman's bottom.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics
Martin
3rd September 2009
When last were these stats updated, they should included the 80% of rapes not reported in South Africa, it will then be a true reflection of this barbaric country
an indian
25th August 2009
Hi all,

i believe maximum rapes have taken place in my own country "india" , but they havnt been proved in the courts which dosnt give them the status of "rapes".!!!
AA
25th August 2009
I think we need to look a little differently into these issues. I dont really believe that the crime rate should be higher in 3rd world countries. Why dont we open our eyes to see that it is really lower. You may be living in a developed country, but that does not mean your ethics are better than those in the 3rd world. It is awful to think you are "good" because you live in a developed country and others are "bad" because they are in a 3rd world country.
Nadia
28th July 2009
"DEFINITION: Total recorded rapes. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population."
They are taking about reported rapes
Jared
16th July 2009
Chris to answer your question, Third world Countries such as the ones you mentioned Im sure have higher counts of rape but the Lack Any Kind of organized Government and lack any kind of Organized Criminal Justice sytem. They Don't Have the resource to carry out such statistical surveys and Many of those third world countries don't care. However most of the Countries Listed Above DO have Such Resources and report their findings as such.
Darryl Bonner
9th July 2009
Why do the totals come from a 2002 UN report and the per capita come from a 1998-2000 UN report? You can't just extrapolate from population size from the 2002 report? How can you people seriously consider yourselves serious statiticians?
kbec
7th July 2009
This page needs to be changed to REPORTED rapes per capita.
Chris
6th July 2009
These statistics are rediculous ! How can Austarlia have the 3rd highest per capita rape rate compared to 3rd world countries and the ganglands and drug worlds of South America, etc ?!!!
BOB
24th May 2009
These statistics are terrible. Every other source i can find says that the united states has a higher rape rate in the first world. If this is wrong i bet all the other stats are wrong aswell. Also the homicide rate stats are wrong
jill
12th May 2009
I was just wondering what the 2008-2009 statics are? Can you help at all?

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