A United Nations statistical report compiled from government sources showed that more than 250,000 cases of rape or attempted rape were recorded by police annually. Most rape research and reporting to date has been limited to male-female forms of rape.Research on male-male and female-male is beginning to be done.The lack of a clear definition of rape in Algerian law makes it difficult for women to report the act and seek legal remedies.Non-consensual sexual penetration is termed "Rape" in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania; "Sexual Assault" in New South Wales; "Sexual intercourse without consent" in the ACT and the Northern Territory; "Sexual penetration without consent" in Western Australia.
Each entry is based on that country's definition of rape, which varies widely throughout the world.
Furthermore, they can be forced by their families to marry their rapist.
In 2011, Afghanistan made international news in regard to the story of a woman who was raped by a man, jailed for adultery, gave birth to a child in jail, and was then subsequently pardoned by president Hamid Karzai, and in the end married the man who raped her.
It produced incidence finding of 1.9 per cent for sexual assault in the previous 12 months.
Men who are known to the woman accounted for over two-thirds of assailants (68%).