Bangladesh, one of the safest countries on Earth: Gallup

Bangladesh is one of the safest countries in the world, according to a poll carried out by Gallup the Washington DC-based opinion pollster.

The report says that Singapore with 89 points is the safest country in the world followed by Uzbekistan (88) and Hong Kong (87).

The worst ranking countries are Liberia with 40 points and Venezuela with 42 points.

Bangladesh with 78 points is one of the safest countries of the world, according to the Report. Bangladesh is closely followed by the United States and Australia with 77 points.

France, the recent epicenter of global attention, was ranked lower than Bangladesh with 75 points.

Overall as a region, Latin America fared the worst, with countries like Brazil tallying 52 points and Mexico 59.

Apart from Bangladesh the ratings for other countries of South Asia were not particularly inspiring with India scoring 67 points and Pakistan 60 points.

Nepal and Bhutan were also behind Bangladesh with 73 points. The only South Asian country with a better ranking than Bangladesh was Sri Lanka, which secured 79 points - one point ahead of Bangladesh.

Of the South East Asian countries, Indonesia topped the list with 87 points. But other countries of the region fared poorly. Malaysia, for example, earned 64 points, Thailand 74 and Vietnam 72 points.

The survey was carried out in 2014 in 141 countries and interviewed 142,000 people. The interviewees were asked three questions (1) confidence on police; (2) walking at night; and (3) incidences of theft or robbery. On the basis of the response Gallup prepared its Law and Order, 2015, Report.


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