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South Dakota had the Highest Rate of Rapes
in the United States in 2011

Forcible Rapes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011 according to the FBI
 

State Rape Rate State Rape Rate State Rape Rate
South Dakota 60.2 Delaware 31.9 Iowa 27.2
Alaska 58.1 Hawaii 31.6 Indiana 27.0
Colorado 44.5 Tennessee 31.6 Pennsylvania 26.1
Michigan 44.0 Ohio 31.5 Wyoming 25.7
Arkansas 41.3 Oregon 31.4 Massachusetts 24.7
New Mexico 41.2 Minnesota 31.1 Missouri 21.3
North Dakota 37.9 Utah 30.3 Georgia 20.9
Kansas 37.8 Maine 29.6 West Virginia 20.9
Nebraska 37.7 Mississippi 29.0 North Carolina 20.7
Oklahoma 37.0 Texas 29.0 Maryland 20.5
Montana 35.8 Rhode Island 28.9 Wisconsin 20.4
Arizona 34.9 Illinois 28.8 California 20.3
South Carolina 34.5 Alabama 28.5 Connecticut 19.2
Kentucky 33.5 DC 28.0 Vermont 19.0
Nevada 33.5 Florida 27.7 Virginia 19.0
Washington 33.5 Louisiana 27.7 New York 14.1
New Hampshire 32.5 Idaho 27.4 New Jersey 11.4


Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States, 2011

Before you start celebrating that South Dakota was not #1 in 2012 read below! (2013 rape data for the United States has not been published yet.)

(Webmaster's comment 1: Unbelievably the 2012 South Dakota rape rate went up to 70.2, but South Dakota fell to second place. It lost the first place honors to Alaska which rose to 79.7. Don't worry, maybe we'll get first place back for 2013. Getting third place is unlikely, South Dakota would have to fall to below 45 to do that and that ain't likely.)

(Webmaster's comment 2: How can this be? How can this happen? It can only happen in a state where many men do not respect women. A state where many men are treating women as sexual prey, not as human beings. A state where many men see women as being subservient to men.

We need to change these prevailing attitudes and stop making excuses for domestic abuse or any violence against women (or against men for that matter). The good men and women of this state need to make a stand that they will not tolerate the behavior of those men who do not treat women with the respect they deserve as human beings.)

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South Dakota had the Highest Rate of Rapes
in the United States in 2011