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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Egypt is safer than the US and the UK, the 2018 Global Law and Order Report finds

Egypt is safer than the US and the UK, according to a global ranking by Gallup. The 135-country survey saw Egypt ranked as the safest country in Africa and the Middle East, scoring 88 points on the 2018 Global Law and Order. That’s up from 82 points the previous year. The poll was based on the degree of confidence in police, how safe people felt walking alone at night, and whether they’ve been through a mugging or robbery in the past 12 months. The overall ranking of the MENA region dropped two points, compared to last year.

Yes, Egypt beat out the US and the UK in the ranking. Think of that for a second. The BBC is aghast.

Five safest countries: Singapore, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Uzbekistan. (Yeah, we’re scratching our heads at that last one, too.)

Five least-safe countries: Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Gabon and Liberia.

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