Rwanda ranked second safest place in Africa – Gallup report

Rwanda ranked second safest place in Africa – Gallup report

The 2018 Global Law and Order report has ranked Rwanda second in Africa.

Gallup’s Law and Order Index which gauges people’s sense of personal security and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement indicates that 83 per cent of Rwandan residents have confidence in the local police force and that feel safe walking alone at night.

In Africa, Egypt tops the chart followed by Rwanda and Mauritius. Globally, Singapore tops the global rankings at 97 per cent followed by Norway, Iceland and Finland who tied at 93 per cent respectively. Rwanda came at 40 globally.

Responding to the index, Justice Minister Johnston Busingye told The New Times that for the last 18 years or so when the national police was established – the aim was to ensure the ultimate level in terms of keeping law and order in the country.

He said that from 1994, the Government has been deliberate about the safety of its citizens and will continue to do so until the Gallupindex can rank the country first in the world.

“We aim for the best situation for anybody on our territory. It is the assessment of these situations that find us where we are. Our ultimate target is to be number one to Rwandans and Rwandan residents.

“We are going for the top, we are not going to relax or become complacent. The most important part is to ensure that everyone on our territory finds peace and safety in our security, be it in the rule of law and in our security organs.” Busingye said.

The 2018 Global Law and Order report presents the results from Gallup’s latest measurements of people’s answers to these questions based on more than 148,000 interviews with adults in 142 countries and areas in 2017.