Numbeo: Morocco Perceived 37th Most Dangerous Country in the World

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Rabat – Morocco ranked 37th most dangerous according to crime perception out of 118 countries in the Numbeo website’s 2019 Crime Index. Morocco came fifth in the Arab world and 12th in Africa.

The report ranked Morocco among the countries with medium crime rates with a score of 50.2 points in the crime prevalence index and 49.7 points in the security index. Morocco scored 48.8 in the crime prevalence index in 2017. The index is based on such criteria as homicide and robbery. Countries rank on a scale from 0 to 100.

Venezuela topped the list of countries with high crime with a score of 83. Papua New Guinea and Honduras came second and third. Qatar ranked last with the lowest crime rate at 13, right before Japan, the UAE, and Taiwan.

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Numbeo is a global crowdsourced database of consumer price, crime rate, health, and other statistics. Mladen Adamovic, formerly of Google, founded Numbeo in 2009. Numbeo’s data are based on perceptions of their website’s visitors over the past three years.

In 2018, the number of people arrested in Morocco red-handed or on the basis of a search warrant reached 554,202 individuals, while the number of criminal cases totaled 584,516, according to Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).