The Philippines ranked within the higher half of 135 international locations in Gallup’s 2017 Global Law and Order Index, an annual survey of the residents’ confidence of their police and expertise with crime.
The Philippines ranked quantity 48 with an index rating of 82 which was at par with Belgium and barely higher than South Korea (81), France (80), Thailand (80) and Italy (80).
Last 12 months, the Philippines ranked 47th with an index rating of 77.
The ballot carried out extra than 136,000 interviews with adults in 135 international locations in 2016.
The high 5 international locations on the record are Singapore (97), Uzbekistan (95), Iceland (92), Turkmenistan (91) and Norway (91).
Gallup mentioned in international locations with excessive financial improvement and sturdy rule of regulation, excessive majorities of resident felt secure strolling alone at night time.
“Uzbekistan is the only country surveyed worldwide in which no residents said they had been assaulted or mugged in the past year. However, the country is sometimes described as a police state. Singapore is a remarkable success story by many measures — but it has been subject to criticism regarding civil liberties such as freedom,” mentioned Gallup.
The backside 5 international locations within the index are Venezuela (42), Liberia (53), El Salvador (54), South Sudan (56), and South Africa (58).
“In 2016, as Venezuela spiraled into disorder, just 12 percent of residents said they felt safe walking alone at night where they live and 14 percent expressed confidence in their police. Both percentages are not only new lows for Venezuela, but also the lowest scores Gallup has measured worldwide since 2005,” Gallup mentioned.
The Law and Order Index tracks individuals’s sense of non-public safety and their private experiences with crime and regulation enforcement based mostly on 4 questions:
In the town or space the place you reside, do you could have con dence within the native police drive?
Do you are feeling secure strolling alone at night time within the metropolis or space the place you reside?
Within the final 12 months, have you ever had cash or property stolen from you or one other family member?
Within the previous 12 months, have you ever been assaulted or mugged?