Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Countries With The Highest Rape Crime in the world in 2016-2017. Rape is not about sex; it is an act of power by the rapist and will always, always be an evil deed. Whether a person is incapable of giving valid consent due to being unconscious, intellectually disabled or incapacitated, rape, which is also termed as sexual assault remains one of the most gruesome, horrendous and heinous crimes ever committed by a member of the human race. Widespread and systematic rape occurs throughout the world where there is international conflict, unrest or sheer immorality. As we count down, we’ll discover what rape really means in a world that has gone completely mad.
List of the world’s Top 10 Countries With The Highest Rape Crime 2016-2017
Grenada an island comprising six smaller islands in south-eastern Caribbean Sea. A large producer of spice and known as the Island of Spice, it is the largest exporter of nutmeg and mace in the world. And crime is common, especially rape. After the crime takes place and if the perpetrator is brought before a court, it is often the victim who is on trial and questioned extensively to ascertain innocence or guilt. Rape in Grenada is prevalent and on average, 152 cases of sexual assault is reported annually.
This Latin American nation has a population of 6 million and is reported to have one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world. Whilst forensic doctors examined over six thousand victims, 82 percent of them were children aged between babies and thirteen but the true number is much higher. 28 percent of women give birth before the age of 18, one in five of these women have suffered sexual violence and only one percent of sexual attacks results in a successful prosecution.
8. Costa Rica
A rape epidemic engulfs Costa Rica at a rapid rate and in 2011, 1786 rapes were reported to the prosecution offices. Of those, only 1081 of those reports continued on to the investigation agency. It is the women who are violated usually by a single perpetrator and were attacked in public or indoors at public locations. Some were attacked in their own homes by relatives or acquaintances. One quarter of rapes are drug fuelled.
This is where the children and women are trafficked transnationally for the purposes of forced labour and the sex trade. It is common for women driving on highways to be stopped by male groups wielding iron bars to be gang raped in their cars. Suriname is located on the north eastern Atlantic coast of South America. Tourists have been raped, women who are forced into sexual encounters are most at risk. Being a prevalent cocaine route to Europe and Africa, many sexual assaults are fuelled by the drug.
Sweden, one of the first countries to criminalise marital rape was a peaceful place but is now an epicentre of rape. Since the swarm of refugees, women and children as young as 7 are being hauled into prime hunting grounds such as train stations, swimming pools and other public places to be assaulted. Only recently, three girls aged 15, 16 and 17 were raped over two hours by a group of 30 migrants at a shopping centre. The Swedes are a proud race with an unrivalled record for respect of their women and their rights but they have been snatched away by a migrant race that has no morals.
A once safe and crime free haven for the tourists and its people, Bermuda now wears a crown of shame having lost its popularity because of increasing crime and rape rates. Female tourists are particularly at risk as date rape drugs like Rohypnol and GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid) are tasteless, colourless and odourless and are administered into drinks by bartenders on behalf of their colleagues. All victims of sexual assault suffer emotional damage to one degree or another.
Swaziland, the sovereign state in Southern Africa has one of the highest rape statistics in the world and the latest of those figures indicate these crimes are increasing and so are HIV cases. One in three Swazi girls experience sexual assault before they turn 18. A woman in this country is considered an owned object or property but although rape is illegal and punishable in Swaziland by up to 15 years imprisonment, acquittals are high and sentences lax.
With its people living below the poverty line, Lesotho in Southern Africa is also a city where kidnapping, murder, human trafficking, assault and rape is widespread. But because rape is a particularly complex crime to canvass, it is also a crime women are less likely to report for fear of repercussions. There is an unbalanced belief here that men are entitled to engage in sexual activity thus, this country has a very high incidence of rape.
Botswana, one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world is also one of the poorest but it is the women who suffer the greatest. On average, five women are raped every day in Botswana and in most cases, the victims are familiar with the perpetrators who are generally youths. Rape victims are chosen at random and range from five years to 85 years. There is no class distinction here but with only two centres that cater for rape victims, they are crowded and the victims suffer in silence.
1. South Africa
Dubbed by Interpol as the Rape Capital of the World, a woman is raped every 36 seconds according to South African Police. Most of the rapists, nearly three out of four admitted to rape before they were 20 and one in ten admitted they had forced sex on a girl before they turned 10. It is estimated that 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime and 3% of men will be forced to have sex with other men. Compounded is the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South African towns. A woman who has been raped has a good chance of contracting HIV and more women than men are infected with this debilitating disease. Infants are not safe and neither are children of either sex. The perpetrators of rape in South Africa are again men known to the victim while a husband or boyfriend kills a woman every six hours.
Blaming women for rape is what millions of men world wide are taught to believe whilst the unspoken code for women is to dress modestly, don’t go out at night, don’t attend bars or clubs and don’t go out alone. Routinely stated is “A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy.”
In countries that frown upon Western ways, they believe that if a girl is dressed decently, a boy will not look twice at her. Men in these Highest Rape Crime countries 2016-2017 do not have any empathy and are brought up to believe women are possessions and whilst their laws can be implemented, they can also change very quickly. It is the mindsets of the men that can not.