A worldwide examine of regulation and order has positioned the Philippines within the higher half of 135 international locations — above nations reminiscent of France, South Korea, Italy and Thailand.
Gallup’s 2017 Global Law and Order Index is an annual survey of individuals’s confidence of their police forces and their private experiences with crime.
The Philippines was ranked in 48th place with an index rating of 82 — the identical as Belgium and Poland and greater than South Korea (81), France (80), Thailand (80) and Italy (80).
Last yr, the Philippines ranked 47th with a rating of 77.
The ballot was primarily based extra than 136,000 interviews in 135 international locations final yr.
The prime 5 international locations on the record are Singapore (97), Uzbekistan (95), Iceland (92), Turkmenistan (91) and Norway (91).
Gallup stated excessive financial growth and sturdy rule of regulation often correlated with residents feeling protected strolling alone at night time.
The report stated: “Uzbekistan is the one nation surveyed worldwide during which no residents stated they’d been assaulted or mugged previously yr. However, the nation is usually 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.”
Languishing on the backside of the index have been Venezuela (42), Liberia (53), El Salvador (54), South Sudan (56) and South Africa (58).
The report stated: “In 2016, as Venezuela spiralled into dysfunction, simply 12 per cent of residents stated they felt protected strolling alone at night time the place they stay and 14 per cent expressed confidence of their police.
“Both percentages are not only new lows for Venezuela, but also the lowest scores Gallup has measured worldwide since 2005.”
The Law and Order Index tracks individuals’s sense of private safety and their private experiences with crime and regulation enforcement primarily based on the next 4 questions:
In town or space the place you reside, do you’ve confidence within the native police drive?
Do you are feeling protected 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?