OECD and Malaysia: Rape Statistic

A look at rape statistic at developed countries like OECD and Malaysia:

1) Number of rape cases reported in 2003 and table for year 2001-2003 (absolute number):

Year (2003)
Luxembourg 37
Iceland 110
Greece 231
Ireland 315
Portugal 392
Denmark 472
Switzerland 547
Finland 573
Norway 706
New Zealand 1059
Austria 1185
Malaysia 1471
Spain 1636
Netherlands 1665
Japan 2472
Sweden 2565
Belgium 2708
Italy 2744
Germany 8766
France 10408
UK: England & Wales 13247
Australia 18237
Canada 23425
US 93883


2) Number of rape cases per 100 000 population in year 2003 and table for year 2001-2003:

Year (2003)
Japan 1.94
Greece 2.09
Portugal 3.75
Spain 3.89
Italy 4.76
Malaysia 6.02
Switzerland 7.45
Ireland 7.88
Luxembourg 8.22
Denmark 8.76
Netherlands 10.26
Germany 10.62
Finland 10.99
Austria 14.59
Norway 15.42
France 17.34
UK: England & Wales 25.09
Belgium 26.10
New Zealand 26.88
Sweden 28.64
US 32.28
Iceland 38.03
Canada 74.06
Australia 91.77


a) rape cases: OECD countries from European Sourcebook and cross-checked with individual country’s statistic department. Malaysia – Royal Police Department.

b) population: World Bank.


  1. zewt said,

    August 9, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    this word kept repeating itself in the blogosphere lately… feel like blogging about it…

    anyway… there’re a lot of cases not reported… in malaysia.

  2. mich said,

    August 9, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Yup, there is a big possible that there are many unreported rape cases in Malaysia, and probably true for many other Asia and Africa countries as well. But let’s say for Malaysia’s rape rate per 100 000 pop. to increase from 6.0 to 12 (on par with Finland 11.0), we will double the total rape cases reported. To make it 18.0 rape cases per 100 000 (on par with France), we need to triple the total cases, which is 4413 (year 2003). To make it as equal to US, we need to times 5 the current number (1471×5=7355 cases). In other words, 7355 cases per year, or 20 cases per day as compared to current 4.0 cases per day. Possible? Let’s hope not.

  3. zewt said,

    August 10, 2007 at 10:36 am

    it’s not a race. you made it sound as though it’s a race… haha…

  4. mich said,

    August 10, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    No no, no race there. But it is interesting to note that why the rape rates are high even among the countries with highly open-minded abt sex and high gender equality like Sweden and France, and Malaysia or Japan no?
    However, I would pat MAS on the back of their shoulders in the recent “race” they won 😛

  5. Kimyana Chever said,

    May 26, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    thats crazy how many rape reports there are freom 2001-2003. what do females and males think about when they are harming somebody else many thats really is fucked up…

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