t is "nice" to copy-paste statistics and numbers but it is worthwhile knowing about the way to understand them ;)
This information was gathered from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. As a business major who has taken many statistics classes I can tell you that many are bogus as it is very easy to manipulate data for the purpose of your bias. Yes there might be some errors but I don't see a whole lot of bias - plus it was made by the UN...
Yes, this list is of is rapes REPORTED to Police - not total rapes and not even rapes that resulted in a court case, prosecution, etc. So yes, there will be countries at the bottom of the list because perhaps there are little to no police stations, illiteracy among women is high, reporting rape is discouraged, it's a hardcore Muslim country, etc.
they are often NOT reported and as a result they keep statistics lower. I assume that in countries like Sweden, Germany or France it is easier than let's say in Poland, Romania or Malta
However, note that the top 4 countries are all sub-Saharan African countries where there is little to no infrastructure (aside from perhaps South Africa). Poor African countries spanned the whole spectrum from having lots of rapes - i.e. the top 4 - to very few rapes like with Kenya which was towards bottom. I'm guessing it's more difficult to report a rape in Lesotho or Botswana where there is hardly any roads let alone a car that the girl can drive to the police station or hospital. Also, Malta is a pretty rich country and the level of Human Development in Sweden, Germany, and France is much closer to Poland, Romania and Malta, than say like Estonia and Poland versus Kenya. Also, there are wealthy countries like Canada and Japan that are way at the bottom with very few rapes despite the citizens having easy access to Police.
The fact of the matter is this - developed rich countries like Belgium, Sweden, etc. have higher level of rapes, according to the UN, reported to the police per 100,000 inhabitants than Poland - that's what we were debating. There are cell phones, cars, lots of police stations in Poland, Belgium, Romania, etc. It's not sub-Saharan Africa where if you have 10 goats and a hut with electricity you're rich and there's only police stations in the major cities and few in the countryside. Wre're not debating whether it's easier to report a rape in Poland and Romania than German or Belgium but since you brought it up I'm sure it's roughly the same as Poland is not a 3rd world country. This list would show that the country's wealth doesn't really matter all that much because there are poor countries at the very top and at the very bottom just as there are rich countries at the top and bottom. Also, even some of the very poor countries seemed to have performed better in this 'rape' statistic than developed ones which seem to have a very high level of rape.
One of the suspects they're looking for is from Morocco but a Belgian citizen and actually studied at a Catholci school. The attackers had really long rap sheets and one was apparently just deported from Turkey and the government alerted Belgium that he's a terrorist - armed robbery, assault weapon possession, car jacking, terrorism, shooting at police... These are not the kind of people that should be allowed to settle into the EU
oland should start its' own rehabiliation by pledging aid to the refugees in lieu of offering homes.
Why? Saudi Arabia isn't letting of them in? They have more in common with the refugees than we do. We're not a Muslim country... let the Muslim countries let them in.