In this year’s edition of the Gallup Global Law and Order Report, Egypt was ranked as the 8th safest country worldwide, surpassing the United States, the United Kingdom, and the majority of European countries.
The list, which was composed of 142 countries, saw Singapore at the top spot while Egypt made it to the top ten safest countries for the first time. In last year’s report, it was ranked 16th in terms of safety.
The Gallup Law and Order Index is a yearly survey that assesses citizens’ sense of personal safety and their faith in law enforcement.
“Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?” and “In the city or area where you live, do you have confidence in the local police force?” were two questions out of four asked to residents countries across the world.
Here in Egypt, around 1,000 interviewees from different governorates were asked these questions in face-to-face interviews. Gallup report excluded the answers of residents in Matruh, Red Sea, New Valley, North Sinai, and South Sinai as they “represent a small proportion of the population of the country.”