The US has seen its rape rate increase from a peak of 1 in 7 women in 2003 to 1 in 6 in 2015, according to a report released on Monday.
US rape statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that the country had a rate of 1.15 per 100,000 women in 2015.
US officials have called for a ban on sex education in schools and for the government to “provide free and confidential rape kits to women”.
In October, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for “a national emergency” over the sexual violence that has been occurring in the country.
“The epidemic is in the midst of reaching epidemic proportions, and we cannot afford to lose sight of this crisis and allow the epidemic to take hold,” Sessions said in a statement.
“We cannot afford a society where women and girls are not safe in their own homes.”
In March, the FBI released a report which showed the number of rape allegations filed in the US rose in 2016 from a low of 0.04% to 0.25% over the previous year.
That figure is higher than any other country.
The report also found that rape victims reported the most serious crime, with 78% of the cases being reported to police.
US President Donald Trump has previously expressed his support for the US to be “the country that rapes the most”.