About Achievements – Gallup Poll Confirms Georgia’s High Level of Citizen Safety
Research conducted by Gallup Poll in 2011, finds that citizens of Georgia have the highest feeling of personal security among citizens of 143 countries in the world.
Georgia is now one of the safest places in Europe and its capital, Tbilisi, has become one of the safest capitals in the Western world. Significant improvements in public safety and reduction in crime levels are achievements that the Georgian government can be justifiably proud of.
The results of the Gallup Poll were based on telephone and face-to-face interviews with 181,567 adults, aged 15 and older, in 143 countries.
More than 91% of Georgian citizens interviewed for the Poll said that they feel safe walking alone at night. This compares to 65% of citizens in European countries and 51% in Post-Soviet countries.
Georgia topped the list of countries in which women are most likely to feel secure walking alone (90% of women said they felt safe).
As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noted in a recent speech, “Studies suggest that women’s physical security and higher levels of gender equality correlate with security and peacefulness of entire countries.”
Physical security is a fundamental prerequisite for women’s empowerment, and it is too often lacking even in the world’s most highly developed regions.
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