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FACTBOX-Recorded rape offences across the globe

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Feb 8 (Reuters) - Protesters gathered in the South African town of Bredasdorp on Friday to protest against a gang-rape and murder that has awakened public anger against such crimes. According to South African Police there were 64,514 sexual offences reported in 2011/12, or 127.5 per 100,000 people. Legal experts caution against comparisons of national crime and conviction rates because police procedures, methods of counting and recording and legal definitions of rape vary across the world. The numbers in this table, from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, refer to rape meaning "sexual intercourse without valid consent". - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NUMBER OF POLICE RECORDED OFFENCES YEAR COUNTRY COUNT RATE PER 100,000 of Population AFRICA 2009 Kenya 847 2.1 2010 Uganda 709 2.1 2008 Zimbabwe 3,198 25.6 2008 Algeria 812 2.4 2010 Botswana 1,865 92.9 2009 Lesotho 1,777 82.7 2010 Senegal 693 5.6 CARIBBEAN 2010 Bahamas 78 22.7 2010 Jamaica 668 24.4 SOUTH AMERICA 2010 Bolivia 2,587 26.1 2010 Colombia 3,149 6.8 2009 Peru 6,751 23.5 NORTH AMERICA 2010 Canada 576 1.7 2010 United States 84,767 27.3 ASIA 2010 Kyrgyzstan 314 5.9 2010 Japan 1,289 1.0 2010 Mongolia 342 12.4 2009 Philippines 5,813 6.3 2010 Thailand 4,636 6.7 2010 India 22,172 1.8 EUROPE 2010 Poland 1,567 4.1 2010 Moldova 368 10.3 2010 Russian Fed 4,907 3.4 2010 Ukraine 635 1.4 2010 Finland 818 15.2 2010 Sweden 5,960 63.5 2010 UK (England & Wales) 15,934 27.7 2010 Norway 938 19.2 2010 Spain 1,578 3.4 2010 Belgium 2,991 27.9 2010 Germany 7,724 9.4 Sources: UNODC/South African Police Service (Reporting by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit, and by Nita Bhalla, TrustLaw, a news site for anti-corruption and women's rights run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more TrustLaw stories, visit www.trust.org/trustlaw)

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