Colombo, October 30 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka ranks in the top 50 countries list out of 144 countries with a score of 83 in the law and order index issued by Gallup, a Washington-based analytics and advisory organization, in its latest report published on Tuesday (27).
The 2020 Global Law and Order Index, conducted by the US-based advisory and analytics firm Gallup, measured people’s level of confidence in their police and their perceptions of personal security in 144 countries and regions around the world, scoring each on a 100-point scale.
According to Gallup, the Law and Order Index is a composite score based on people’s reported confidence in their local police, their feelings of personal safety, and the incidence of theft and assault or mugging in the past year.
“69% of adults worldwide have confidence in their local police”
The higher the score, the higher the proportion of the population that reports feeling secure. The average index score for the world in 2019 was 82 out of 100 – unchanged from the previous year. Ninety countries posted scores lower than this average. Sri Lanka received 83 along with Malaysia, Italy and South Korea.
In terms of score, Sri Lanka’s position in South Asia is above that of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan but lags behind China.
Among South Asian countries, India scored 79, Pakistan 81, Bangladesh 81, Nepal 73 and Afghanistan 43, which ranked alone as the lowest in the world for the second consecutive year.
The results are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews with approximately 175,000 adults in 144 countries and areas in 2019, aged 15 and older the Gallup report said.
Singapore topped this year’s index, as it has every year since 2015, with a score of 97, tying with Turkmenistan. China, meanwhile, came in third, with a score of 95 – up from 91 the year before, and 88 in 2017.
There has been a decline in the law and order situation in India. India’s score in the 2019 index was 82, which has come down to 79 this time. On the other hand, Pakistan has made significant improvements in law and order. Although the country scored 77 previously, this time it has scored 81, similar to Bangladesh.