U.S. 33rd on security & police index

Here’s a new “World Internal Security and Police Index” that rates and ranks countries based on “four domains of internal security: capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes.” Singapore gets the highest rating, Nigeria the lowest. The U.S. is ranked 33 out of 127 nations on the index.


3 Responses to “U.S. 33rd on security & police index”

  1. Mike Ward Says:

    The interesting thing I take from those ahead of the US is that most if not all of them have some sort of centralized National Police Force, something I don’t ever want to see here.

  2. Gary Cordner Says:

    True, but that’s also true of most of the countries listed after the U.S. too. It also seems that some of the highest rated countries are relatively smaller and more homogeneous. If “degree of difficulty” was factored in, the U.S. might rank higher.

  3. Gunther Says:

    It doesn’t matter to me whether the population is more homogeneous or is a larger country, it is the quality of the police force that I am interested. Canada has a smaller population, more diverse mixed of religious, ethnic, and racial people almost like the USA and have about the same landmass that the USA has; however, they are rank in the top 20 when it comes to security and police index compare to the USA.

    Mr. Ward, what makes you think a localized police force is better than a national police force? Local police don’t know how to deal with corporate white collar crime and even if they did, they would be thwarted in their investigations by the local business people with their contacts at city hall, the county board of supervisors and at the state government. Look at how the coal companies in the state of West Virginia control the government at the city, county, and state level for decades including the police force, the DA office, and the court system.

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