Based on the law and order index, the Gallup international research Institute has recognized Turkmenistan as the safest country in the world.
Turkmenistan together with Singapore scored 97 points and took the first place in the Gallup rating.
China, with 94 points, was third. The top ten safest countries also included Iceland, Kuwait, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates.
This rating is based on the frequency of thefts, assaults and robberies in the past year, as well as people's reports of trust in the local police and their sense of personal security. The higher the score, the higher the percentage of the population that reports feeling safe.
The most insecure countries were Afghanistan with 43 points, Gabon with 52, Venezuela and Liberia with 54, and South Africa with 57.