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Qatar has retained its position as the safest country in the world, according to a global crime index.
In its 2020 mid-year Crime Index, Numbeo, the world’s largest user-contributed database on cities and countries, has ranked Qatar first in terms of safety and low crime rates.
A total of 133 countries have been included in the ranking.
In a statement, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said, “Qatar’s outstanding record during the period is considered as an extension of its achievements in the past years of 2015-2019. Qatar achieved the first place globally in 2017 and 2019 while maintaining the number one position in the Arab world throughout the period. It reflects the constant and outstanding level of security and safety enjoyed by the country, and the significant decrease in the crime rate.”
According to the classification rules of the report, countries are ranked in the reverse order – Qatar ranked 133th in crime rate by registering the lowest crime rate with 11.90 points out of 100. In the Safety Index, Qatar ranked first by scoring 88.10 points out of 100, in reverse of the Crime Index.
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 crime rate and violence such as murder, terrorism, the cost of crime and other standards.
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