With A 19.7% Crime Rate, Oman Ranks Fifth Safest Nation In The World

According to the Global Crime Index for 2023, Oman, commonly known as the Pearl of Arabia, is one of the safest nations in the world with a low rate of crime, global database “Numbeo” recently released this ranking. Numbeo is a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, and quality of health care, among other statistics, that are often used by the World Bank and other international organizations.

Oman had a 19.7% crime rate, which placed it fifth in the world, alongside Qatar, which has the lowest crime rate in the world at 14%, Taiwan came in second with 16.2%, followed by the United Arab Emirates with 15.1%. This is good news for tourists as Oman happens to be one of the top tourist destinations in the region and across the world. Moreover, Gulf News suggests that Oman, back in 2019, was ranked 58 among 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index.

According to the WEF report, Oman increased its position in the world rankings for travel and tourism competitiveness from 65 out of 140 in 2015 to 66 out of 136 in 2016, moving up to 58 out of 141 in 2019. So, on a scale of 1 to 7, Oman achieves remarkable results on three counts, including security and safety (6.5), business environment (5.3), health and hygiene (5.3), Information and Communications Technology (ICT) readiness (5.3), and price competitiveness (5.7).

Oman has strict rules where a crime of any kind is strictly punishable and the Royal Oman Police are known to be highly efficient and not prone to bribery.

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