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ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Singapore
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Singapore is the safest country in the world for 3rd consecutive year

94% said they feel safe walking alone at night.

Singapore is considered the safest country in the world for the third year running in global consultant Gallup’s Law and Order report.

Singapore has an index score of 97, trumping three European countries Norway, Iceland, and Finland with scores of 93. At the bottom of the index lay Afghanistan (45) and Venezuela (44).

In most economically developed countries with strong rule of law, high majorities of residents say they feel safe walking alone in their areas at night, Gallup observed.

About 94% of surveyed residents in Singapore agreed with this sentiment. Again, this figure topped those of other countries, such as Norway (93%), Hong Kong (89%), and Finland (88%).

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Only 17% of respondents in Venezuela said they currently feel safe in their country, whilst only 20% echoed this in Afghanistan.

Gallup also found out that 69% of adults worldwide said that they have confidence in their local police. This figure is even higher in Southeast Asia at 80%.
 

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