2019 Rape Statistics

A 'Stand with Rape' rally in Minnesota.
(Photo by Fibonacci Blue)
Rape is defined as a nefariously villainous exploitation and act carried out aggressively and violently by the perpetrator (rapist) through sexual acts against the victim's will. As a world-wide, ongoing problem which affects millions upon millions of people (mainly women) every year, rape is a cause of much concern, especially in recent years. 


According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey which was conducted in 2010, one in five women and one in 71 men alone will be raped at some point in their life. Backed by studies which have been conducted for almost 20 years ago, the Bureau of Justice recuperated by the Department of Justice statistics in 2002 stated rape to be considered the most unreported crime to exist as victims fear they will be shamed or simply not believed. Victims are also sometimes ignored by law enforcement and when they are taken seriously, there are instances where the rapist isn't prosecuted properly for their crime. 

The sad part is, these statistics stand true today in 2019. And because rape is the most unreported crime in the world today, which I previously stated above, the statistics are frighteningly more sinister than what is shared with the public. 

World Population Review recently shared information regarding rape statistics around the world from information they collected from the Nation Master. This is based on the number of rape incidents per 100,000. As of 2019, the following countries have the highest rape incidents:

1. South Africa - With a population of 58,558,270, there have been 132.4% of rape incidents reported. When you do the math, that is almost 200 rape incidents per day and about 50,000 rape incidents per year. And as I stated previously, this data excludes the amount of incidents that go unreported. 

2. Botswana
3. Lesotho
4. Swaziland
5. Bermuda
6. Sweden
7. Suriname 
8. Costa Rica 
9. Nicaragua
10. Grenada
11. Saint Kits and Nevis 
12. Australia
13. Belgium 
14. United States
15. Bolivia
16. New Zealand
17. Zimbabwe
18. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
19. Barbados
20. Iceland
21. Jamaica 
22. Peru
23. Norway
24. Trinidad and Tobago
25. Israel

Surprisingly, the countries with the lowest amount of rape incidents occurring in 2019 are:

1. Liechtenstein - With a population of only 38,919, there have been 0% of rape incidents reported. This means, no sexual assault crimes have been reported here at all.  

2. Egypt
3. Azerbaijan
4. Mozambique
5. Armenia
6. Lebanon 
7. Tajikistan 
8. Turkmenistan
9. Serbia
10. Albania
11. Nepal
12. Syria
13. Yemen
14. Guinea 
15. Japan
16. Andorra 
17. Bosnia and Herzegovina 
18. Sierra Leone
19. Ukraine
20. United Arab Emirates 
21. Turkey
22. Hong Kong
23. Canada 
24. India 
25. Montenegro 

Keep in mind that these are percentages per capital. This doesn't mean more or less incidents, but more so incidents happening in the country per percentage of the population and of 100,000 people of that population. 

Virtually every single country that I did not mention has had rape incidents reported. Some more so than others, but failed to make the list of the most sexual assault crimes and the least sexual assault crimes. For instance, Mexico has a population of 127,575,529 people. Of that population, 13.2% per 100,000 people have reported the crime. That would mean about 2,000 people reported sexual assault this year alone. 

As I felt relatively reluctant to write something about this on my blog, I truly believe this is the harsh reality of what is going on in our world and you, my reader, deserve to know what is going on. It makes me very sad knowing these statistics, yes, but the fact that there are many sexual assault crimes which go unreported is what hurts me the most. 

That is what makes me sad. 

This is sad. 

These are the 2019 rape statistics. 


Anonymous said…
These statistics are truly alarming, and the reality of what's happening in the world is deeply concerning. It's downright terrifying when you think about it.