America came out worst in the West for its homicide rates, non-partner sexual violence, and intimate partner violence.
When you look at individual risk factors, Australia was rated second worst for 'non-partner sexual violence', reflected in a recent survey which found that 'one in seven young Australians say rape is justified if women change their mind'.
While countries in the Middle East – such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iran – came top for countries which discriminated against women as far as their role in society goes.
Croatia – despite being one of the poorer European countries – is rated one of the safest countries in the world just to walk the streets.
The eight factors were: Safe to walk alone at night?, intentional homicide of women, non-partner sexual violence, intimate partner violence, legal discrimination, global gender gap, gender inequality and violence against women attitudes.