*Numbeo report ranks Qatar first in safety and security among 118 nations
Qatar has retained its global distinction as the safest country among Arab countries as well as globally after being ranked first in terms of safety and security among 118 countries, according to the latest annual report issued by 'Numbeo', the world’s largest database of user contributed data on cities and countries.
Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, healthcare, traffic, crime and pollution.
Qatar's outstanding record during the period is considered as an extension of its achievements in the past years, specifically during the period 2015-2018, where it maintained the number one position in the Arab world, as well as achieving the first place globally in 2017 and 2019. It reflects the constant and outstanding level of security and safety enjoyed by the country, and the significant decrease in the rates of crimes.
According to the classification rules of the report, countries are ranked in the reverse order - the country that occupies the 118th place has the lowest crime rate and ranks first in terms of security. Qatar scored a total of 13.26 points in the crime index, being the lowest score of points starting from zero to hundred. According to this classification Qatar came first among the safest countries with a score of 86.74 points in the safety index during the current year.
The Numbeo database has been publishing annual reports since 2009, based on the crime rates in the countries of the world. The index of crimes is measured according to the laws of the countries as there are acts that constitute crimes in some countries while they are not deemed crimes in some other countries, which gives a real measure of the crime rate in countries in accordance with applicable laws.
The report also takes into account the different types of crimes and their classification according to the laws on crimes, offences and violations. The indicators also depend on a set of standards related to the rates of crime and violence such as murder, terrorism, the cost of crime and other standards. The report takes into account several considerations in reaching its results in terms of collecting information and analyses the information to rank countries according to those measurements.
Qatar's excellent scores are due to the continuous efforts of the Ministry of Interior in its vision of achieving maximum security and stability in society and protecting lives and property, in accordance with the vision 2030, a spokesman said. The Ministry has been working on building an integrated security system, ensuring security throughout the country, as well as enhancing security awareness among the public, which contributed to the decrease in the number of reports and issues of major crimes at the departments.
"The competent authorities of the Ministry will continue to implement their operational plans and programmes in co-operation with the various authorities in the State, in order to enhance the position taken by the State in various security indicators and media, and in order to preserve the achievements made in the security and service areas in the country," Ministry said in a statement.
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