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2019 Global Law and Order Report

The 2019 Global Law and Order report updates leaders on the progress countries are making -- or aren't making -- toward achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal of "promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies."

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

Key findings:

  • More than two in three people worldwide said in 2018 that they feel safe walking alone at night where they live (69%) and have confidence in their local police (68%).
  • One in eight (13%) said they had money or property stolen from them or another household member in the past year, and 6% said they were assaulted or mugged.
  • The index score for the world in 2018 was 81 out of a possible 100.
  • Just 13% of Afghans in 2018 said they feel safe walking alone in their area at night -- down from 20% in 2017.
The cover of the 2019 Global Law and Order Report features a black and white image of police officer in tactical gear walking on the crosswalk on a street with many other soldiers in the background.

44%
Percentage of people in Latin America who said in 2018 they have confidence in their local police.

13%
Percentage of Afghans who said in 2018 that they feel safe walking alone in their area at night.

94%
Percentage of Singaporeans who said in 2018 that they feel safe walking alone in their area at night.

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