These are the countries where people feel least and most safe walking home alone at night

Louis Dor
Friday 25 September 2015 12:10
A member of the National Guard takes part in a security operation in Caracas on 13 May 2013

The countries in which people feel the safest to walk home alone at night have been revealed in the 2015 Gallup Law and Order Index.

The index is a worldwide measure of people’s sense of personal security in local areas, as well as their own experiences with law enforcement.

The report is based on more than 142,000 interviews with adults in 141 countries in 2014.

For one of the measurements, respondents were asked: "Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?"

Statista has compiled the ten lowest and highest percentages of 'yes' answers for all of the countries surveyed.

Venezuelan adults are the least likely to say they feel safe walking alone at night, with only 22 per cent.

The economically troubled country has the second-highest murder rate in the world after Honduras.

Singapore and Hong Kong share the honour of the countries in which people are most likely to feel safe, both achieving 91 per cent.

The UK ranked 27th on the Law and Order Index scores for 2014.

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