Gallup report: UAE named world’s safest country to walk at night

UAE named world’s safest country to walk at night in the new global index

 In a new international survey, The United Arab Emirates has been named the safest country for people to walk at night.

The Gallup Global Law and Order 2021 report ranked the UAE as the number one country for walking at night safely after scoring 95 percent. Norway is on the 2nd no. on the list with the scoring of 93 percent. The top five safest countries to walk alone in, according to the report, included: 

  1. UAE (95 percent),
  2. Norway (93 percent),
  3. China (91 percent), 
  4. Slovenia (91 percent),
  5. Taiwan (89 percent).

On Wednesday, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid tweeted “If a woman wanders alone at any hour of the day or night without fear, know that she is in the Emirates,” 

The UAE also came second in the highest law and order index

The UAE also came second in the highest law and order index, considering it the second safest country in the world after Norway, scoring 93 and 94 points respectively. The top five countries with the highest law and order index scores are –

  1.  Norway (94),
  2.  the UAE (93),
  3.  China (93),
  4.  Switzerland (93),
  5.  Finland (92).

Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter “With the wisdom of Commander Khalifa bin Zayed, and the vision of Mohammed bin Rashid and the support of Mohammed bin Zayed, the UAE achieved first place in the roaming of the population at night alone, and second in the world for the safest countries according to the results of the Gallup Report for Security and Order 2021, may God protect the UAE and perpetuate its security,”

The reports were based on people’s opinions of their own safety and security in the rule of law. These surveys were conducted throughout the pandemic during 2020 and the first half of 2021.

Other rankings

The country also ranked the highest in the ‘Perception of Community Safety’ category, scoring 98.5 percent.

The UAE also topped the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index 2021, in a Georgetown University report, released in October.

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