Singapore ranked safest country in the world, but effed up stuff happens here too

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Singapore has been deemed the safest country in the world, according to a recently released survey.

The World Justice Project report ranks Singapore as the most peaceful country in the world, while the likes of Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Pakistan are positioned at the bottom out of 113 countries. The report itself measures the prevalence of common crimes — including homicide, kidnapping, burglary, theft, armed robbery, and extortion — as well as people’s general perceptions of safety in their communities.

Photo: World Justice Project

Singaporeans and Singapore residents surveyed feel the most secure, and believe that the country has higher levels of order and peace than its neighbors.

Japan may have overtaken Singapore as having the most powerful passport in the world, but we’ve still got a leg up to them when it comes to safety — Japan ranks eighth in the world and second in Asia in terms of order and security.

South Korea follows close behind, ranking third in Asia, which is perhaps surprising considering they’re in a state of constant tension with their northern neighbor. People surveyed their perceive their country to be comparatively secure in terms of limited civil conflict and effective control of crime within its borders, the report revealed.

China is ranked fourth in Asia and is followed by Mongolia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia, in that order.

Low crime doesn’t mean no crime

The fact that Singapore is deemed the safest country in the world won’t come as much of a surprise to the people who live here — something to be thankful for despite that very safeness making life around here a little boring and sterile. Still, some pretty fucked up shit does take place here, and as lovers of sordid details, here’s a reminder that Singapore, the safest country in the world, still has its fair share of batty crimes.

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