The Safest Places Around The World

Gallup’s 2018 Global Law and Order report offer leaders an update on the progress countries are making toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of “promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies” and highlights those countries that are in need of dire change. This report reveals the answers to the following questions from residents in 142 countries worldwide:

  • In the city or area where you live, do you have confidence in the local police force?
  • Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?
  • Within the last 12 months, have you had money or property stolen from you or another household member?
  • Within the past 12 months, have you been assaulted or mugged?

Gallup’s latest World Poll report shows that the majority of the world is confident in their local police and feels secure. Gallup sees strong relationships between these two factors and how they relate to a country’s economic and social development.

69% of people worldwide say they have confidence in their local police and 68% feel safe walking alone at night where they live, and 5% say they were assaulted or mugged.

In only three countries were residents considerably more likely than Venezuelans to say they had been the victims of theft in the past year. Afghanistan 46%, Uganda 49%, and South Sudan 50%.

More Venezuelans, 42%, reported having had property or money stolen in the past year – topping the previous high of 38% set in 2016. Credit: 2018 Global Law & Order Report.

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