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2018 Global Law and Order Report

Find out how your country scores on Gallup's Law and Order Index, a worldwide gauge of people's sense of personal security and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement.

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Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?

Discover how residents in 142 countries and areas answered this question and more with the 2018 Global Law and Order report.

Gallup's latest World Poll report shows that the majority of the world is confident in their local police and feels secure. Gallup sees strong relationships between these two factors and how they relate to a country's economic and social development.

Get the report today to compare progress country by country toward building a more peaceful and secure world.

69% of people worldwide say they have confidence in their local police and 68% feel safe walking alone at night where they live and 5% say they were assaulted or mugged.

In only three countries were residents considerably more likely than Venezuelans 42% to say they had been the victims of theft in the past year

Afghanistan 46%Uganda 49% South Sudan 50%

More Venezuelans 42%reported having had property or money stolen in the past year -- topping the previous high of 38% set in 2016.

Gallup continues to monitor these important indicators of global feelings on security, crime and law enforcement to track the progress of building a more peaceful and secure world.

Gallup's 2018 Global Law and Order report offers leaders an update on the progress countries are making toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of "promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies" and highlights those countries that are in need of dire change.

This report reveals the answers to the following questions from residents in 142 countries worldwide:

  • In the city or area where you live, do you have confidence in the local police force?
  • Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?
  • Within the last 12 months, have you had money or property stolen from you or another household member?
  • Within the past 12 months, have you been assaulted or mugged?

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