India comes fifth —with a lower ranking than the economically advanced and being perceived as being more “civilised”
With the Karnataka war over for the present, our media can go back to its obsessive issues like murder, riots, Dalit, lynching, car and train accidents AND, above all, RAPE of children and adults alike.
Canada, New Zealand and Australia are only slightly behind our ranking which did not even figure in the relevant United Nation’s Report, 2011
During the last few years starting from Nirbhaya case of 2012, our citizens are being given the perception that among the top events happening in our country is rape, rape and rape. Hardly any attention is given to rapes occurring in the rest of the world. And no attention to its causes or to its prevention.
The following Table prepared from data published on the website http://bewitter.com/countries-with-highest-rape-crime-in-the-world-2017/ will hopefully clean up our people’s perceptions.
World’s Top 10 Rape-Crime Countries, 2017
|1.||South Africa||500,000 a year but only one out of 9 rape cases are reported||50 % of children have already faced the beastly crime before turning 18 and 24,892 rapes have been committed with children under the age of 18.|
|2.||Sweden||63 rape cases per 100,000 population||One out of every three women in Sweden report having had a forceful sexual encounter even before teenage.|
|3.||USA||On average 2.93 lakh sexual assaults a year i.e. an assault after every 107 seconds a day.||Despite freedom of speech, women keep silent. Therefore, 98% of the offenders will never set a foot in jail because of not being reported.|
England & Wales
|85,000 rape crimes a year, of which males are 12,000||In U.K. only penetration by a penis is considered a rape – not by the finger or other objects|
|5.||India||Rape crime rate in 2013 was 33,707||The target age of victims is 18-30 years of age. Justice system weak.|
|6.||Canada||4.50 lakh assaults annually –60% under age 17||80% of sex offenders are married and 80% are friends/known to the family.|
|Has a rape crime rates more than the world average||1 out of every 3 girls and even one out of every 6 boys are prone to rape|
|8.||Australia||Has 30% of sexual assault victims||29% of rape is committed by “daters” or those who come through Social Media sites.|
|9.||Denmark||52% women are sexually or physically abused||The women tend to go quietly. One out of five doesn’t recall who it was.|
|10.||Zimbabwe||A woman is raped every 90 minutes.||UNICEF reports that 42% of rape is done with children|
The fact that South Africa bears the highest rape rate in the world tempts one to link that occurrence to its economic status. Remember South Africa has a decelerated economy in recent years, slowing to an estimated 0.7% in 2017, with unemployment being officially at 27%, and inequality being among the highest in the world. Official unemployment is roughly 27% of the workforce and runs significantly higher among black youth. And most major international credit rating agencies placed South Africa only one level above junk bond status.
Surprisingly, the Table proves this socio-economic link with rape-crime is absolutely wrong. Thus, economically prosperous Sweden, the USA and England & Wales come second, third and fourth in the ranking respectively. Having a higher rape incidence than…India! And India comes fifth —with a lower ranking than the economically advanced and being perceived as being more “civilised”, more educated and more safety provided to women than that in India.
Further, Canada, New Zealand and Australia are only slightly behind our ranking which did not even figure in the relevant United Nation’s Report, 2011 (as shown in the Chart below) but rose dramatically only after the Nirbhaya tragedy of 2012. And our media roars and denigrates India almost day after day, with extensive reports, photographs and comments and editorials.
The objective of our media cannot be simply to spread negativity across the land. It would be much better if, instead of doing all of the above, our media used some of its finances for sponsoring a detailed study on rapes in India by an institution like the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to analyse, among other facets, the cause of the recklessness of the Indian male’s libido and offer solutions for preventing rapes. Why not, for instance, a scheme for sex shops?
1. Text in Blue points to additional data on the topic.
2. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.