According to the Crime Index published by the World Database (Numbeo), Qatar has once again topped the list of the safest countries in the world, maintaining its position for the fifth consecutive year. Among 142 countries included in the evaluation, Qatar scored 85.2 points out of a maximum of 100, according to Qatari media.
Top Ten Safest Countries
The top ten safest countries, in addition to Qatar, are the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Taiwan, Oman, Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Monaco, and Iceland.
These countries are known for their low crime rates and high levels of security.
Least Safe Countries
On the other hand, Venezuela remained the most unsafe country in the world, with the highest crime index of 82.6 and the lowest measured safety index of 17.4.
Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan, South Africa, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Syria, Somalia and Jamaica are among the top ten least safe countries, according to Numbeo.
The Nambio Index also revealed that Abu Dhabi is the safest city in the world, followed by Doha, the capital of Qatar.
Abu Dhabi has a low crime index of 11.2 and a safety index of as high as 88.8. Doha has a crime index of 14.5, and a safety index of 85.5. Other top-ranking cities include Ajman, Sharjah, and Dubai in the UAE, Taipei in Taiwan, Quebec in Canada, San Sebastian in Spain, Bern in Switzerland, and Eski?ehir in Turkey.
Measuring the Crime Rate
Nambio has been publishing its reports on crime rates in the world since 2009. The crime index is measured according to the laws of the countries. The website is one of the largest and most famous databases on the internet, which deals with assessing the level of crime and the level of security in the countries of the world by measuring the crime rate of murder, robbery, rape, and others.
Qatar's safety and security were also demonstrated during the 2022 World Cup, which proved to be the safest event of its kind ever, with no major or security-disturbing criminal acts, according to representatives of security bodies, such as the Ministry of the Interior of the State of Qatar and the Committee for Security Operations of the FIFA World Cup.