Top 10 Countries With the Highest Rape Crime in the World- 2017


Rape which is normally defined as a sexual assault which involves non-consensual sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration is one of the inhuman crimes you will find nearly in every country. Women, men and children who are victims of rape normally suffer psychological, emotional, and physical effects as a result rape. In addition, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, dissociation are some other effects that rape victimsexperience. In the world, millions of people are raped, and in most cases, these acts go unreported. Here we have compiled a list of top 10 Countries with the highest rape crime in the world- 2017 for you.

  1. Swaziland

According to UNICEF Report 1 out of 3 girls before getting to the age of 18 experiences sexual violence in Swaziland.In 2015 the country was among the top five countries in the world ranked with the highest rape crime. A huge number of rape victims are girls aged 17 years and below. Recently in 2012 due to high rape crime rate in the country the government of Swaziland resulted in burning of miniskirts, low-rise jeans, and midriff bearing tops an act that was not received well since many saw this as a way of punishing women and criminalizing the victims.

  1. Lesotho

Lesotho has been in the global headlines not from its good deeds but as one of the top African countries with the highest rape cases. Lesotho has widespread unemployment and suffers from endemic poverty a situation that is seen largely to contribute to its high number of sexual assault crimes. In most cases, women minors and people locked in juveniles make up the majority of victims. Sexual assault in Lesotho has become what we can an epidemic since most rapist not only commit the act but also end up killing the victims.

  1. Canada

Canada is one of the hotspots areas for the rapist. It’s on police record that about 5000 cases of sexual assault are reported every month to the police, and the sad thing about it is police generally close the cases on the basis that they are unfounded hence the culprits walk scot free. The group of victims that is highly targeted by these inhuman souls is the disabled, under age of 17 and women. It’s reported that there is more than 100000 cases of sexual assault that are never reported. Due to the high number of rape cases the country has established a lot of rape crisis and support centres to deal with the issue.


  1. Botswana

A report by the police in Botswana shows that an average of 30 women and children are raped on a weekly basis. Rape was a crisis in Botswana the other day and although about 30 cases are reported everyday there lots of others more cases that go unreported. Other reports states that 1-5 women in Botswana is likely to get raped.

  1. Germany

One of the most technological advanced countries in the world has become today a hotspot for rape crimes. The most contributing factor in this country is the migrants who have come to Germany (refugees, asylum seekers, and illegal migrants).Its reported that the number of crimes committed by the migrants is about 174,000 and out of these crimes 3000 are rape crimes. 10 women every day are raped in Germany a number that obviously higher than the official number.


  1. United Kingdom

One of the most notorious areas in the United Kingdom where rapes are actually recorded in high numbers is England and Wales. In 2015/2016 there were about an average of 35000 rape offences recorded by the police. The rape crises centres across Wales and England usually respond to over 150,000 helpline calls in a month. According to the Office of National Statistics, there are over 60,000 victims of rape going in a rape crisis service every month in England and Wales alone. With such numbers, United Kingdom certainly earns itself a position in the list of top 10 countries with the highest rape cases.

  1. India

India has been in world news headlines and not just once but on several occasions with cases of women being raped. Rape in India is the fourth most common crime against ladies. To understand why India is in rape crisis there is an average of 37,000 rape cases reported in India every year, according to the country’s  National Crime Records Bureau and Amnesty International. The most affected people are women and underage girls. The major factor that contributes to these horrific acts on women is Indian caste system which places a woman to be of no value, terming them as sinful and poison and calling them “living lies”. You want to confirm read The Mahabharata, Book 13 Section 40 (13.40).

  1. Sweden

“The rape capital of the West” that’s the name given to this country because of the high number of rape cases and sexual assault highest in Europe. Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention stated that sexual molestation cases have risen to their worst levels in the recent years when 12,000 cases are reported every year. One of the factors that are largely blamed on the issue is the influx of refugees and the broad definition of the word rape in Sweden law.


  1. The United States

Although it’s the country that is considered a super power its among the countries with the highest rate of rape cases in the world. According to RAINN website which its source of statistics is National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) states that every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. The FBI annual compilation of crimes States report in 2015 stated that there were 90,185 rapes, while National Statistics Domestic Violence Fact Sheet by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence states that 1-17 men and 1-5 women have been raped in their lifetime. RAINN organisation states that they have recorded an average 321,000 victims all aged 12 and older of rape and sexual assault annually in the United States. Around  1-10 victims of rape is a man, there is an average of 32,000 rape-related pregnancies in the U.S each year, and almost 56,000 adult American women are raped per month; however, only 16% of these incidences are reported to police.


1.South Africa

We all remember current South African President Jacob Zuma rape trial in 2005 though it was dismissed in 2006. South Africa is famous for its levels of rape, and rape has become one of their most pressing problems of the nation.  The annual crime statistics released by the police in South Africa states between April and December 2016 there were 30,069 cases of rape, and in 2015 the same period there were 32,161 cases of rape in the country. According to statistics provided by Africa Check Organisation, South Africa had around 42,596 rapes in the year 2016. Some of the factors that contribute to these high number of rape cases in South Africa are according to  a study conducted by the University of Witwatersrand and Sonke Gender Justice, inequitable and harmful gender norms, high concentration of alcohol outlets, inadequate criminal justice system, little use of violence prevention strategies, poor urban system that disadvantages the security of women, social economic conditions, among other factors.