New Delhi has the highest number of sex crimes among India’s major cities, with a rape reported on average every 18 hours, according to police figures.
•South Africa – It has one of the highest rates, with 277,000 reported cases. The same year a survey by the Medical Research Council found that one in four men admitted to raping someone.
•United States – More than 89,241 rape cases were reported. Criminals face life behind bars, and in some states, castration is an option.
•India – Reported a little more than 21,397 cases.
•United Kingdom – 15,084 cases were reported. A suspect found guilty, faces a maximum conviction of life in prison.
•Mexico – Nearly 14,078 cases were reported. In some parts of the country, penalties may consist of a few hours in jail, or minor fines.
•Germany – Counts the highest number of reported rape cases in Europe, just under 8,000.
•Russia – Almost 5,000 cases were reported, and the crime holds a punishment of 4-10 years in jail.