The country’s situation has improved slightly when it comes to law and order at the global level, according to the latest study conducted by Gallup 2021 worldwide law and order report.
The Philippines ranks 30th out of 115 countries analyzed in the law and order index of the “Gallup Global Law and Order 2021” report, which measures trust in police, safety, and crime worldwide.
In a study conducted on 120,000 people in 2020, the Philippines obtained a law and order index score of 85-on par with the United Kingdom, France, Egypt, Ireland, Croatia, and Hungary.
The Philippines has a higher grade in the 2021 report than its law and order index score in 2020 (study done in 2019), where the country got 84. However, 144 countries were analyzed in the report last year.
Some of the questions asked to the respondents are as follows:
- In the city or area where you live, do you have confidence in the local police force?
- Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?
- Within the last 12 months, have you had money or property stolen from you or another household member?
- Within the past 12 months, have you been assaulted or mugged?
Philippines has become safer from crime – Gallup 2021 global law and order report
“Nearly seven in 10 people worldwide in 2020 said they feel safe walking alone at night where they live (72%) and have confidence in their local police (71%),” said Gallup.
“About one in eight (13%) said they had money or property stolen from them or another household member in the past year, and 6% said they were assaulted or mugged.”
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gallup failed to push their surveys to the two countries with the highest and lowest scores in recent years: Singapore and Afghanistan.
Such data came out even though the International Criminal Court has already approved the full probe into the human rights situation and the bloody war on drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte, something that has already killed more than 6,000 people. Some of them are said to have been killed by authorities “without due process.”