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1. South Africa

With 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 moreethan 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime. The Medical Research Council has estimated that only 1 in 9 rapes are reported. Thus the actual numbers of rapes is much higher than numbers recorded by the police.

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. According to a report, above 4% of men have been forced to have sex with other men. According to South African Police, children are victims of 41% of all reported Rape Crimes. About 15% of rape victims are children under the age of 11. According to South Africa’s Tears Foundation and the Medical Research Council, 50% of South Africa’s children will be abused before the age of 18. Another source states that there were 24,892 rapes and attempted rapes

2. Botswana

There are 92.9 rape cases in every 100,000 residents in Botswana. The most recent rape incident in this country was between a police officer and a 19-year-old lady. According to a news, Constable Motsumi, the police officer, tried to arrest the lady for not showing her identification card. But when they are on their way to the police station, Motsumi started to touch the lady’s private parts.

3. Lesotho

The enclaved landlocked country in southern Africa Lesotho is one of smallest and poorest nation in the world more than 40% of its inhabitants are living below poverty line. The common violent crimes include kidnapping, murder, human trafficking, assault, pick-pocketing, theft and sexual assaults. The latest figures shows 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 highest crime rates around world.

4. Swaziland

There are 77.5 rape incidents recorded in every 100,000 citizens in Swaziland. UNICEF said that 1 out of 3 women in the country is a rape victim. According to the report, there were 124 rape cases in Swaziland that happened in just 3 months.


Located off the east coast of North America Bermuda is British Overseas Territory which has usually safe and comparatively crime free country particularly for tourists and visitors. Since 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 in the list of top countries in the world having highest rape crime.

There are so many crimes that keep on occurring every single day. These horrible crimes happen any time of the day. One of the most common crimes experienced in the four corners of the world is rape. According to the statistical report of the United Nations, there are over 250,000 rape cases being recorded in an annual basis.

In relation to this, here are the top 10 countries with highest rape crime in the world 2017

6. Sweden

another highest rated country in rape crime, Sweden. This country has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe and also one of the highest in the world. According to a study one of every four women experienced a sexual assault. This country is third in the list of highest raped crime countries of the world. In some recent years a dangerous increase in this crime is reported in this country.

7. Suriname

45.2 are raping incidents being recorded in every 100,000 residents in Suriname. One raping incident in the country was between a male nurse and a pregnant patient. According to a news report the suspect called the victim one night for check-up. However, things got wrong and the pregnant woman ended up being raped.

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 highest rape crime having 36.7 victims per 100,000 citizens.

9. Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan Police department is constantly under alert situation and this is because the crime rates in the country like the raping incidents are visibly rising. In fact, the authorities revealed that there were 31.6 raping cases in the country per 100,000 inhabitants. Some other crimes here were even turned into rape like robbery.

10. Grenada

Grenada is an island country located at the southern end of Grenadines in southeastern Caribbean Sea known as Island of Spice because of its produced nutmeg and mace and considered as largest exporter in the world. The crimes are quite common in the island nation especially rape which is nearly 30.6 per 100,000 citizens making it among top countries with highest rape crimes in the world. The person has been imprisoned for 15 years who convicted for rape which has little reduced the annual rape cases but people seeks tough penalty against offenders.

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