US and India among top 5 countries with highest rate of child sex abuse

12:52 PM | 11 Aug, 2015
US and India among top 5 countries with highest rate of child sex abuse
LONDON (Web Desk) - A UK-based newspaper, International Business Times (IBTimes) has conducted a research based on official statistics and reports to find out countries with the highest rate of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).

The countries are ranked according to the incidents of CSA reported:

1. South Africa

According to 2009 report by trade union Solidarity Helping Hand, one child is raped in South Africa every three minutes. The Independent reported, 62% of boys over 11 years of age believe forcing someone to have sex is not an act of violence and a third believe girls enjoy rape.

2. India

According to 2013 report India's Hell Holes: Child Sexual Assault in Juvenile Justice Homes, the Asian Centre for Human Rights more than 48,000 child rape cases were recorded from 2001 to 2011.  India saw an increase of 336% of child rape cases from 2001 (2,113 cases) to 2011 (7,112 cases).

3. Zimbabwe

In 2011, there were 3,172 rape cases of juveniles recorded countrywide, an increase from 2010, when 2,883 were reported. The Guardian reported, a clinic in Harare, capital of Zimbawe, said it had treated nearly 30,000 girls and boys who'd been abused in the previous four years.

4. United Kingdom

A quarter of a million Britons - more than one in every 200 adults - are paedophiles, according to figures released by Scotland Yard, the Telegraph reported in 2000.

According to the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) there were 18,915 sexual crimes against children under 16 recorded in England and Wales in 2013.

5. United States

According to  Children Assessment Centre (CAC), 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18. The US Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau said in a report, 28% of young people in the US, aged 14 to 17, had been sexually victimized in 2014.

Source: International Business Times