Algeria Classified As Seventh Most Secure Country In The World

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Algeria ranks among the top ten in the 2017 list of the world's safest countries in line with a Gallup survey.

Algeria ranked seventh, with 90 points out of 100 in the global rankings. Thus, Algeria was classified as among the top 10 countries in which the population is safe, according to the Gallup Index of Law and Order, which measures personal safety as well as personal experiences of crime and law enforcement in countries worldwide.

This positive ranking allows Algeria to rank first in Africa with 84 points out of 100, Morocco ranked 43rd in the World Ranking and Tunisia ranked 79th while Libya is not included in the list.

Singapore topped the list with 97 out of 100, followed by Uzbekistan, Iceland, Turkmenistan and Norway, and Switzerland ranked sixth with the same score as Algeria.

A study by the US Institute of Public Opinion and the most reliable results provides more than 136,000 interviews in 2016 in 135 countries.

The poll was based on four questions to assess the confidence of people in the police forces and the degree of security at night in their neighborhoods and cities.

The Gallup Institute explains that there are "close relations between the responses of the persons questioned and the external procedures associated with economic and social development in the country."

The Washington-based Institute explains that these relationships point to the negative impact of the high crime rate on the social cohesion and economic performance of a country.

These indicators are particularly important for the United Nations to continue to monitor the development of societies.

"The UN seeks to promote fair, peaceful and inclusive societies" within the framework of its sustainable development goals, the Institute notes.

Overall, 6 out of 10 people around the world expressed confidence in the local police and 68% felt safe during their night walk alone.

However, the disparities between the regions are apparent according to the results of this study, so that 13 out of 14 countries, 15 percent of whom said they were subjected to an attack in sub-Saharan Africa, which recorded a greater increase in attacks between 2015 and 2016.

According to the Gallup index, the worst result was recorded in Venezuela with just 42 points out of a total of 100 and the Latin American index remained the same in 2016, or 64 points out of to 100, with regard to the feeling of people questioned about security slightly decreased.


The United States, Canada, South Asia and East Asia received a generally high score (84-100).

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