Singapore has emerged as the safest destination in the world in 2018. The Republic has earned this feat for the third successive year, according to Gallup’s latest law and order report.
Singapore has emerged on top in the Gallup’s Law and Order Index, scoring a whopping 97 out of 100 points.
Gallup poll’s residents from 142 countries were asked questions on their confidence in local police, feelings of personal safety and the incidence of theft, assault or mugging in the past year.
“Results are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews with approximately 1,000 adults, aged 15 and older, conducted throughout 2017 in 142 countries and areas,” said Gallup, while revealing the methodology.
Singapore topped the chart both in 2018 and 2017 with 97 out of 100 points. The Republic also scored a respectable 93 for the index published in 2016.
The second place in the index was jointly accorded to Norway, Iceland and Finland with 93 points. The only other two Asian entrants to make the Top 10, Hong Kong and Indonesia, registered a score of 91 and 89 points respectively.
At the other end of the index, Venezuela earned the title of “least secure” with 44 points while Afghanistan's score of 45 hit a record low, said Gallup.
Overall, 69 per cent of people said they have confidence in their local police while 68 per cent said they feel safe walking alone at night where they live.
“In most economically developed countries with strong rule of law, high majorities of residents say they feel safe walking alone in their areas at night," said Gallup.
"This response is nearly universal in Singapore at 94 per cent and tops 80 per cent in many Western European countries."
Gallup’s Law and Order Index
- Singapore (97)
- Norway (93)
- Iceland (93)
- Finland (93)
- Uzbekistan (91)
- Hong Kong (91)
- Switzerland (90)
- Canada (90)
- Indonesia (89)
- Denmark (88)