The Rising Cases of Rape, Sexual Assualt in the US and Europe: A Statistical Analysis

The Rising Cases of Rape, Sexual Assualt in the US and Europe: A Statistical Analysis

U.N. defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women.”

Data and statistics from various organizations suggest that sexual violence against women have reached worrisome levels in the US and Europe.

In 2017, the total number of rape cases in the U.S. stood at 99,856, amounting to a nationwide rate of 30.7 cases per 100,000 people, according to New York-based statistics portal Statista.

In 2019, there were 98,213 reported rape cases in the United States. This figure also includes attempts and assaults to commit rape, but unforced statutory rape and other sex offences are excluded.

Statistics from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), an anti-sexual violence organization based in Washington D.C., reports that one case of sexual assault in the U.S. occurs every 73 seconds.

Some 80,600 inmates, 18,900 military personnel, 60,000 children and 321,500 members of the general public suffer sexual violence or rape in the U.S. each year, with 90 per cent of victims being female, according to RAINN.

Of the total amount of cases reported to police, the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence found that only about 2 per cent turned out to be false.

What is sickening when it comes to sexual assault, is that the vast majority of victims know their assailant. A rapist being a stranger lurking in the shadows is much less likely than people may like to think. Additionally, in around 734,630 cases of rape or sexual assault in the United States, it was reported that the assailant did not have a weapon on them. These are frightening thoughts for anyone, it’s time that the U.S. take a deeper look at what exactly is happening.

#metoo

Sexual assault, in any form, has been a long-simmering problem in the U.S.; one which has only recently begun to be addressed in the public spotlight. The #metoo movement began to go viral in October 2017 in response to sexual assault allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The movement aims to show just how widespread sexual assault is, and over half of Americans support the movement.


Rising Rape cases in Europe

According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU, 215,000 violent sexual crimes were recorded by police in 2015, with nearly 80,000 being rape.

Sweden comes first in the number of sexual violence offences relative to population, with 178 recorded violent sexual crimes per 100,000 inhabitants.

Sweden is followed by Scotland with 163 cases per 100,000, Northern Ireland with 156, England and Wales with 113 and Belgium with 91.

The most rape cases were committed in England and Wales with 62 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and Sweden with 57.

France also stands out in the list with 35,765 sexual violence cases with 14,105 being rape.


Europe is currently being overwhelmed by a wave of rape committed by Muslim migrants. Particularly in Scandinavian countries, the number of rapes of white women and girls is rising.

These women are considered by Muslim migrants as third-class citizens. In the English town of Rotherham alone, 1 400 white girls were abused, raped and murdered by Muslim gangs over a period of years. Many of these incidents are gang rapes. Many local city councils in England, Sweden, Norway and Denmark know very well how things stand, but conceal the real situation for fear of being accused of racism. If despite all this, rape charges are still brought, it is usually the perpetrators and not the victims who are treated leniently, because the perpetrators claim that the women had consented to sexual intercourse. If these abuses are raised by local politicians, they are sometimes convicted of slandering ethnic groups.

Why do we turn a blind eye to such atrocities? Fear of possible allegations of racism is no justification for ignoring acts of this kind! In Austria, too, there are increasing numbers of rapes and attempted rapes by migrants.

Why media giants are not highlighting the rising rate of crime against women in Europe and the US? Why rape cases of underdeveloped countries get covered by the likes of Washington Post, BBC, CNN but the similar case happening next to our homes receives a two-line op-ed or no coverage at all?

It’s time to talk!


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