The Gallup Global Law and Order 2015 Report has ranked Rwanda among the safest countries in the world. The report released on Friday named Rwanda among few countries globally that have tightened safety and security of citizens hence enabling people to freely walk alone at night.
Gallup’s Law and Order Index is a worldwide measure that gauges people’s sense of personal security in their neighbourhoods and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement.
The higher the index score, the higher the proportion of residents in a country who feel safe. Rwanda placed 5th in the global ranking with a score of 85 percent; behind Singapore, Hong Kong, Norway and Spain respectively.
According to Rwanda’s Internal Security Minister, Musa Fazil Harerimana, the country is secure and safe for everybody, both citizens and non citizens.
“The safety and tranquility in our country speak for themselves. Either at night or during the day, anytime, anywhere in Rwanda, there is maximum security for people,” he noted.
The report is based on more than 142,000 interviews with adults in 141 countries in 2014.
For one of the measurements, respondents were asked if they feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where they live. In the past, The Gallup’s Global State of Mind 2012 report ranked Rwanda the safest country to live in Africa.
The central African country topped the list of countries where citizens are most likely to feel safe, at 92 per cent, followed by Niger, at 84 per cent. Rwanda has been on several occasions ranked among developing countries in the world that are dynamic performers when it comes to social and economic growth.
Rwanda is the fifth largest contributor of peacekeepers worldwide.
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