According to a perception survey conducted by pollster Gallup, Venezuela is the most dangerous country in the world. The research took into account factors such as confidence in local police, feelings of personal safety, and self-reported incidence of theft.
An index was calculated based on a scale from 0 to 100 points, being 100 the highest score of safety. Venezuela’s index score was 41, the worst score worldwide.
Latin America and the Caribbean scored 56 points, which reveals it is perceived as the most dangerous region in the planet.
Only 19% of Venezuelan respondents reported they felt safe walking alone at night in the city or area where they live. Furthermore, just 26% of Venezuelans expressed confidence in the local police and 22% reported that money had been stolen from them or another household member in the last 12 months.