Wednesday, 19, September, 2018

Uzbekistan is one of the most peaceful and secure countries in the world, based on its scores on Gallup's Law and Order Index in 2017 it ranked fifth out of 142 countries on Gallup's annual gauge of how secure people feel.

Top five safest countries:

  1. Singapore
  2. Norway
  3. Iceland
  4. Finland
  5. Uzbekistan

Five least safe countries:

  1. Venezuela
  2. Afghanistan
  3. South Sudan
  4. Gabon
  5. Liberia

The Law and Order Index is a composite score based on people's reported confidence in their local police, their feelings of personal safety and the incidence of theft and assault or mugging in the past year. The higher the score, the higher the proportion of the population that reports feeling secure. The index score for the world in 2017 was 81 out of a possible 100. Eighty-six countries, including Venezuela and Afghanistan, posted scores lower than this average.

The countries scoring the best and the worst on the index remained unchanged from 2016. Scores worldwide ranged from a high of 97 in Singapore to a low of 44 in Venezuela. While Venezuela earned the "least secure" title alone in 2016, in 2017, it shared that designation with war-torn Afghanistan -- where the score of 45 hit a record low.

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