Rape is forced sexual intercourse which includes psychological coercion as well as physical force while it also contains homosexual and heterosexual victims, though most of the victims are females who have been forcibly rape crime penetrated by any individual or group of men. There is another term separate from rape is sexual assault by which a victim may or may not forced for having sexual intercourse with the offender and it mostly contains verbal threats.
Rape is becoming a more common crime in various countries especially the states which are facing civil war, this social evil is the abuse of civil societies and governments which are unable to protect females from such dreadful acts. Here we have made a list of the top ten countries with the highest crime rates by considering the latest rape statistics all over the world.
Grenada is an island country located at the southern end of Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea known as the Island of Spice because of its produced nutmeg and mace and is considered the largest exporter in the world.
Crimes are quite common in the island nation especially rape which is nearly 30.6 per 100,000 citizens making it among the top countries with the highest rape crimes in the world. The person who has been imprisoned for 15 years and convicted for rape has little reduced the annual rape cases but people seek tough penalties against offenders.
The largest country in the Central American isthmus Nicaragua is home to multi-ethnic populations such as Europeans, Africans, Asians, and indigenous peoples.
According to the United Nations Development Program Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America and one of the safest in Latin America has a low homicide rate of 8.7 per 100,000 inhabitants but the country has quite unsafe for females because the rape incident per 100,000 citizens nearly 31.6 for which it has been added in the list of highest rape crimes in the world.
8: Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a Central American country having more than 4.5 million inhabitants considered among the most steady, affluent, and progressive nations in Latin America. Being the most popular destination petty crimes like theft, pick-pocketing, mugging, and purse snatching are common in tourist areas.
Costa Rica is also among the countries which attained higher human development but on the opposite end it is the country with the highest rape crime having 36.7 victims per 100,000 citizens.
The sovereign state Suriname is located on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America which is one of the culturally Caribbean countries having widespread trade and cultural swaps with the Caribbean nations.
Several crimes are common in the state including murder, robbery, and drug trade; Rape crime is also present in the state and according to an estimate, 45.2 females became victims among 100,000 people. Most of the tourists have been robbed while the country is a transit zone for the South American cocaine route to Europe and Africa.
The Scandinavian country in Northern Europe Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union which covers an area of 175,896 sq mi having a total of over 9.7 million inhabitants. In Sweden, both violent and social crimes exist including assault, homicide, sex crimes, robbery, corruption, and burglary among others.
Sweden was considered among the first countries in the world to criminalize marital rape and now it is 63.5 per 100,000 citizens following several legislative amendments to reduce sexual violence in the country.
Located off the east coast of North America Bermuda is British Overseas Territory which has usually a safe and comparatively crime-free country, particularly for tourists and visitors. In the last few years, the region has lost its popularity because of increasing crime rates including homicide, theft, and sexual assaults. Having about 67.3 rape incidents per 100,000 citizens the country has been added to the list of top countries in the world having the highest rape crime.
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The sovereign state in Southern Africa Swaziland is another country among those which have the highest rape crime all over the world. The latest statistics showed that the crime rates including violent and nonviolent crimes increased in the country in the last few years and most reported cases are residential burglary and non-residential petit theft. Rape cases are also common in this region and registered cases are 77.5 among 100,000 people which is high as compared to other countries.
The enclaved landlocked country in southern Africa Lesotho is one of the smallest and poorest nations in the world more than 40% of its inhabitants are living below the poverty line. The common violent crimes include kidnapping, murder, human trafficking, assault, pick-pocketing, theft, and sexual assaults.
The latest figures show that the numbers of rape cases which have been registered are nearly 82.7 per 100,000 citizens for which it has been enlisted in top countries with the highest crime rates around the world.
Located in Southern Africa Botswana is another landlocked country that stands among the most sparsely populated nations in the world having just over 2 million people. The poorest nation is facing several violent and petty crimes including burglary, snatching, grabbing, pick-pocketing, and theft. One of the major crimes is sexual assault and rape which make females unsafe because the country has 92.9 victims among 100,000 inhabitants making it the highest rape crime nation.
1: South Africa
South Africa is a country multiethnic society with a broad variety of cultures and religions and nearly 11 official languages. South Africa has been considered one of the developed nations in the African region while it has the seventh-highest per capita income in Africa.
Crimes are more common in the country and statistics revealed that it had a very high rate of murders, assaults, rapes and other crimes contrary to most other countries rape incidents are nearly 132.4 per 100,000 citizens which is quite higher.