Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sexual abuse in South Africa - more frightening statistics

- According to Interpol, South Africa has the highest incidence of rape in the world.
- According to Interpol, South Africa also has the highest incidence of HIV. 
- The South African National Prosecuting Authority estimates that 50 percent of all cases before South African courts are for rape, except in Durban and Mdantsane, where the rate is 60 percent.
- The South African Law Reform Commission estimates there are 1,7 million rapes in South Africa a year.
- On average only 54 000 rape survivors in South Africa lay charges each year.
- It is estimated that approximately 65% (i.e. two out of three) females in South Africa will be raped or sexually molested at some point in their lives.
- The belief that raping a virgin or a baby will cure HIV/AIDS is still prevalent in South Africa.

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