OAS

Skip Navigation LinksIndicators - Details

02. Violent Crimes
07. Sexual Violence (ICCS 0301)
Total number of offences of "Sexual Violence", at the national level.
"SEXUAL VIOLENCE” means any “Unwanted sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, or contact or communication with unwanted sexual attention without valid consent or with consent as a result of intimidation, force, fraud, coercion, threat, deception, use of drugs or alcohol, or abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability".
INCLUDES "Rape" (03011); "Sexual Assault" (03012); and "Other Acts of Sexual Violence" (03019).
EXCLUSIONS: Sexual exploitation (0302), defined as “acts of abuse of a position of vulnerability, power or trust, or use of force or threat of force, for profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the prostitution or sexual acts of a person”; coercion (0205), defined as “demanding a particular course of action through the use of force, threat, intimidation, threat to reveal compromising information, or threat of defamation”; prostitution offences (08021); pornography offences (08022); other acts against public order sexual standards such as incest not amounting to rape and exhibitionism (0802); assaults and threats (0201); slavery and exploitation not amounting to injurious acts of a sexual nature (0203); trafficking in persons (TIP) for sexual exploitation (02041); harassment and stalking (0208).
[Source: International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), UNODC, Mar 2015, p.50. Web: https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/crime/ICCS/ICCS_English_2016_web.pdf]

Please click on each row to view historical data
Command item
     |     
  
Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina200810,360 
Bahamas2011238 
Barbados2014164 
Belize2011121 
Bolivia20113,537 
Brazil201356,254 
Canada201426,199 
Chile201412,584 
Colombia201412,650 
Costa Rica20141,569 
Dominica------ 
Dominican Republic2014294 
Ecuador20143,024 
El Salvador20142,557 
Grenada201481 
Guatemala2008158 
Guyana2013307 
Haiti------ 
Honduras20142,340 
Jamaica20142,271 
Mexico201440,327 
Nicaragua2010326 
Panama20132,322 
Paraguay20144,268 
Peru20145,614 
Saint Kitts and Nevis201062 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2013229 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago2014909 
United States------ 
Uruguay20141,544 
Venezuela------ 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas2009111,408 
02. Caribbean20092,455 
03. Central America------ 
04. North America200958,634 
05. South America200948,708 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).