Morocco’s ranking in the 2019 Global Law and Order report reflects a common feeling of unsafety among many Moroccans.
Rabat – Morocco ranked 85th out of 142 countries in terms of the citizens’ confidence in their local police. Gallup, an American analytics and advisory company, published the rankings in their 2019 Global Law and Order report.
The report measured the progress of countries towards achieving the 16th UN Sustainable Development Goal of “peace, justice, and strong institutions.”
Gallup’s index gave Morocco a score of 74 out of 100 points, constituting a decrease from 81 points in 2018. Morocco also dropped by 25 positions in the global ranking. In 2018, Morocco ranked 56th in the world.
In the Middle East and North Africa region, Morocco ranked 8th. The UAE ranked first in the region (3rd globally), followed by Egypt (8th), Jordan (22nd), Saudi Arabia (35th), Iraq (59th), Algeria (65th), and Lebanon (69th).
Palestine and Mauritania ranked last in the MENA region, positioning 86th and 132nd respectively on the global rankings.
Morocco ranked 8th in Africa as well, falling behind Egypt, Rwanda (36th globally), Mauritius (47th), Algeria, Burkina Faso (74th), Tanzania (76th), and Ethiopia (77th).
The report based the measurement of Morocco’s Law and Order performance based on interviews. Gallup interviewed 1,001 Moroccans between July 14 and August 3, 2018.
The interviews asked citizens; “In the city or area where you live, do you have confidence in the local police force?” Other questions touched on feeling safe while walking alone at night, home invasions and theft, and violent crime.
In the global rankings, Singapore got the highest score, followed by Tajikistan, the UAE, Norway, and Switzerland.
South Africa, Liberia, Gabon, Venezuela, and Afghanistan appeared at the bottom of the list.