Qatar becomes world’s safest country again in Numbeo Mid-year index 

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Qatar has ranked as the safest country in the world again among 133 nations evaluated on the basis of Numbeo Crime and Safety Index’s Mid-Year report which reflects the country’s strong record in the field of security.

“Qatar’s outstanding record is considered as an extension of its achievements in the past years of 2015-2019, where it achieving the first place globally in 2017 and 2019 while maintaining the first position in the Arab world during the period,” Ministry of Interior said in its tweet.

As per the classification rules, countries in consideration are placed in reverse order with nations with the worst crime allotted with the most critical points. Qatar ranked 133 in the Crime Index by registering the lowest crime rate with 11.90 points out of 100. While on the Safety Index, Qatar was at the top position by scoring 88.10 points out of 100, which is in reverse of the Crime Index.

Qatar’s position reflects the consistent and excellent level of security and safety felt by the country and the significant reduction in the rates of crimes.

The Numbeo index 

The Numbeo, the world’s largest user-contributed database on cities and countries has been publishing annual reports since 2009. A total of 133 countries has been included in the ranking this year. Numbeo’s is one of the most prominent databases in the world in the field.

The report takes into account the different types of crimes and their classification according to the laws on crimes, offenses and violations.

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 indicators also depend on a set of standards related to the rates of crime and violence such as murder, terrorism, the cost of crime and other standards.