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.
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
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Each year, Gallup releases the Global Law and Order report to help world leaders track how confident people around the world are in their own police and how they rate their own level of security. Download this year's report or examine previous reports.
2020 Global Law and Order Report
Gallup's 2020 Global Law and Order report presents our latest findings, based on interviews with nearly 175,000 adults in 144 countries and areas in 2019.
2019 Global Law and Order Report
Gallup's 2019 Global Law and Order report provides a global gauge of people's sense of personal security and their experiences with crime and law enforcement.
Gallup 2018 Global Law and Order Report
Gallup's 2018 Global Law and Order report updates leaders on the progress countries are making toward achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal of "promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies" and highlights the countries where people are in trouble.
Gallup 2017 Global Law and Order Report
In 2017, the Law and Order Index included Gallup's question about whether people have been assaulted or mugged in the past 12 months. The result? These experiences are part of life for more than one in four people in some countries.
Gallup 2016 Global Law and Order Report
The 2016 Global Law and Order report is based on Gallup's latest measurements of people's answers to questions about their safety and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement. The report is based on more than 135,000 interviews conducted throughout 2015 with adults in 134 countries
Gallup 2015 Global Law and Order Report
The 2015 Global Law and Order report presents Gallup's latest index results, based on more than 142,000 interviews with adults in 141 countries in 2014.