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According to the latest Law and Order Index report published by global analytics and consultancy firm, Gallup, Algeria tops all Arab countries when it comes to how safe its residents feel.

Out of 135 countries included in the report, which assesses people’s sense of personal security and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement, the country ranked first in the Arab world and seventh globally, scoring a 90 point index score.

Coming in second was Jordan, ranked 9th globally with an 89 point index score, followed by Morocco, ranked 43rd globally with an 83 point index score.

Other Arab countries featured on the report’s list include Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen and Mauritania.

Globally, Singapore was ranked first with a 97 point index score, it was followed by Uzbekistan, Iceland, Turkmenistan, Norway, and Switzerland.

The lowest scoring country on the list was Venezuela, with an index score of 42.

The report’s safest Arab countries were listed as follows:

The report’s global top 10 list

What are the scores based on?

Source: www.gallup.com

Gallup’s Law and Order Index uses four questions to gauge people’s sense of personal security and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement.”

The questions revolve around how safe people feel in their respective cities, how much confidence they have in local police forces, whether they feel safe walking alone at night, and whether they’ve experienced mugging incidents or had property stolen from them in the past 12 months.

According to the latest findings, “more than six in 10 people worldwide say they have confidence in their local police (68%) and feel safe walking alone at night where they live (64%). One in seven (14%) say they had property stolen from them in the past year and 6% say they were assaulted or mugged.”

The latest figures are based on 136,000 interviews with adults in135 countries throughout 2016.

Researchers came up with index scores for each country based on the answers of interviewees. The higher a country’s score is, the safer its citizens feel.

According to Gallup, the index score is also considered an indication of how close or far a country is “from achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of ‘promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies.'”

The average index score for the world in 2016 was 78 out of a possible 100. Sixty-six countries posted scores lower than this average.

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