Rwanda was last week ranked the best country in Africa and 21st globally where citizens trust and rely on Police services to enforce law and order with 5.8 out of seven in the 2014/2015 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), by the World Economic Forum.
Morocco (4.9) and Lesotho (4.7), which are ranked 41th and 45 globally in police services, are second and third on the continent, respectively.
ACP Damas Gatare, the Commissioner for Public Relations and Community Policing, attributed the new ranking to the close cooperation the force enjoys with the population.
He added that a police force that has the trust of the population is a major catalyst for development, saying that they will continue to build partnerships with the citizenry.
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In the domain of security, Rwanda remains the most secure country in Africa with 6.0 and tenth internationally, followed by Mauritius with 5.5, (30th) and Gambia with 5.3 (38th).
Finland, Qatar and UAE in that order top the list of the most secure countries worldwide.
Rwanda is also ranked first in Africa with the least incidences of crime and violence that impose costs on businesses. Worldwide it is ranked sixth and ninth with least ‘incidences of crime and violence’ and ‘organised crimes’ respectively.
In the region, Kenya which is ranked 90th worldwide, takes the eighth position in Africa while Tanzania and Uganda are 20th and 21st on the continent, respectively.