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Gallup's Global Law and Order Research Center

Gauging the Personal Security of the World

Who feels the most and the least secure worldwide and where do they live? The Law and Order Index answers this based on people's reported confidence in their local police, whether they feel safe walking alone at night where they live and the incidence of theft and assault or mugging in the past year. The higher the score on the index, the higher the proportion of the population that reports feeling secure.

Gallup's annual Global Law and Order report allows world leaders to compare each country's progress (including their own) toward reaching the United Nations' goal of building a more peaceful and secure world.

Measuring Safety

How Safe Do People Feel Worldwide?

Discover which countries are the farthest from or closest to reaching the United Nations' goal for peaceful, secure societies. Each year, Gallup monitors important indicators of global feelings on security, crime and law enforcement in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Law and Order Index Worldwide 2018

Heat map. Range in Law and Order Index scores across the world in 2018.

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