Philippines: The 12th safest country in the world, international survey firm says

Philippines: The 12th safest country in the world, international survey firm says

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The Philippines is one of the ‘Top 50 Safest Countries in 
the World’ where people consider it safe and the police to be trustworthy, according to an international survey firm.

In the 2020 Global Law and Order report released by American analytics firm Gallup, Philippines tied Australia, New Zealand, Poland, and Serbia in the 12th spot. The country got a law and order index score of 84, according to a survey conducted in 2019.

The study included 144 countries, and the Philippines was also included in the top 40 nations with high scores. Researchers asked about 175,000 of the participating countries on their confidence of the police force, safety in walking through the city every night even when alone, or if they experienced being attacked.

Singapore and Turkey topped the law and order index score of 97 followed by China, Iceland, Kuwait, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Afghanistan, meanwhile, has scored 43 including Gabon, Venezuela, Liberia, South Africa, Gambia, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Botswana, and Mexico.

According to Gallup, 69% feel safe walking alone at night, while 12% say they have been robbed by their housemates while 6% have been attacked or robbed in public places.

An estimated 1,000 people were interviewed in each of the participating countries, aged 15 and over. The survey was conducted through telephone and face-to-face interviews. iTacloban

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