Norway is the Second Safest Country in the World

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Norway is the Second Safest Country in the World


Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Norway tops 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.

Today global analytics and advice firm Gallup released its annual update on global perceptions of security.

Norway ranks second in the world for security on Gallup’s Law and Order Index. The index consists of four questions about people’s actual experience of theft and assault/mugging, their confidence in local police and safety walking alone at night.

The index allows a minimum score of 0 and a maximum score of 100. Norway’s overall score of 93, shared with Iceland and Finland, is second only to Singapore.

On the individual index items:

1) Eighty-seven percent of Norwegians have confidence in their local police, the seventh highest percentage in the world.

2) Eight percent of Norwegian households have had money or property stolen in the last year, close to but not among the very lowest rates in the world.

3) Ninety-three percent of Norwegians feel safe walking alone at night in their city or area, second only to Singapore.

4) Just 1% of Norwegians report having been assaulted or mugged in the last 12 months, tied with Hong Kong, Japan and a number of other countries.

Source: The Nordic Page

Published: July 6, 2018