After thinking over the question for five minutes, you might come up with South Africa or some other third world country as your answer. However, the real answer might shock you.

Statistics on rape and other sexual assaults are commonly available in industrialized countries, and are becoming more common throughout the world. Inconsistent definitions of rape, different rates of reporting, recording, prosecution and conviction for rape create controversial statistical disparities, and lead to accusations that many rape ...

South Africa has had the highest rape rate since 2004. Sweden ranked first for rape rate amongst European Union in 2010. All of the top 3 countries by rape rate are Sub-Saharan African.

Before 3 February 2013, Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code defined rape as: §375. Rape. A man is said to commit "rape" who, except case hereinafter excepted, has sexual intercourse with a woman in circumstances falling under any of the six following descriptions:-

Rape rate per 100,000 population, comparison by country (selected top and bottom countries), 2012 statistics taken from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Mississippi, the state with the highest infant mortality rate and worst overall ranking in the nation for children and infant care, according to a recent report, is expected to adopt the country's strictest abortion laws on Monday. Republican Governor Phil Bryant, who has repeatedly declared his ...

From Radio New Zealand, 14th February 2014: “British medical journal The Lancet has published a report indicating the sexual assault rate in New Zealand is far higher than the world average.

Alaska's rape rate is the highest in the country -- three times the national average. To find out why, CNN's John D. Sutter went to Alaska to talk with victims, politicians -- and the rapists.

In Ethiopia the government has been organizing "community conversations". In one meeting, for example, a priest with Ethiopia's Orthodox Christian church says "Christianity is not opposed to contraception.

DEFINITION: Number of sexual assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.