Between 2004 and 2010, the average reported rape incident was 1.72 per 100000 inhabitants, one of the lowest in Asia. In comparison, France was 16.59, USA 30.57, Sweden 47.07 and Australia 91.92. In addition, cases of rape on foreigner are extremely rare. Rape issues are however particularly mediatised nowadays in India due to a growing awareness on pressurisation on women in rural areas and a deep rejection to a phenomenon that shocks Indians and their respect values.

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