Rape statistics are extremely difficult to obtain. The greatest difficulty is that most victims of sexual violence choose not to report the crime. Additionally, sexual harassment laws in many countries are inadequate, inconsistent, or not routinely enforced. It is often the case that victims are threatened with punishment, as is the case in the Arab-Islamic world. This also explains why, for example, Syria is at the bottom of the ranking with 0.79 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants, while dramatic figures from the Federal Chancellery for 2022 showed that the vast majority of sexual crimes in this country are in Syria. were carried out by immigrants from – eXXpress reported.
Sweden, the first European country on the list, came in fifth place, recording a horrific 63.54 rape incidents per 100,000 inhabitants. The website WorldPopulationReview, which prepared the ranking, at least tries to explain this by saying that the threshold for reporting sexual violence in Sweden is lower than in other countries. Of course, the statistics do not provide any information about the origins of criminals. Here too it is interesting to look at Austria’s crime statistics from last year. There were 1,139 rapes in 2022 alone. The crimes were committed by 583 Austrians and 436 non-Austrians.
Botswana has the highest rape rate in the world: 96.87 cases of rape are recorded per 100,000 people. This worrying number is due to several factors such as: B. Rampant alcohol abuse and lack of adequate sex education in the country. The government has already taken steps to address the issue by introducing laws against gender-based violence, changing outdated attitudes towards sexual harassment, and introducing comprehensive sexuality education in schools. However, the report concludes that there is still much work to be done to reduce Botswana’s still worryingly high rape rates and bring the country up to international standards.