Rwanda : ’92 per cent of Rwandans feel safe in their country’ –Survey
A survey conducted in 2011, by Gallups survey shows that 92% of Rwandans are likely in the world to personally feel safe in their communities, with only less than 8% of residents reporting that they do not feel safe walking alone at night where they live.
The survey was conducted in a custom research from the more than 150 countries on how people feel safe in their communities. People living in Latin America and the Caribbean are the least likely in the world to personally feel safe in their communities, with slightly less than half of residents (46%) reporting in 2011 that they do not feel safe walking alone at night where they live.
And the highest ranking by continent was with people living in East Asia (78%), Southeast Asia (76%), and Northern America–which includes the U.S. and Canada (75%)– and for Sub-Saharan Africa (58%)- the survey respondents indicated that they were the most likely worldwide to feel safe.
At least three in four residents in each of these regions reported feeling safe, but as it does elsewhere around the world, people’s sense of security varies by country.
According to Gallup data, people’s perceptions of their safety can affect their behavior, possibly preventing them from engaging in everyday activities, which could have consequences on their own development — and, in turn, on the development of their countries.
Gallup data reveal that it is also important to study how different populations within countries, such as men and women, feel about their personal safety, as different groups have different experiences that leaders need to take into account.