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Global study claims that Philippines is the world’s ‘most dangerous country’

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Gee i feel safe everywhere i go 

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mikewright
4 hours ago, bmoore said:

Japan 43rd? Less safe than Italy and Botswana?

Probably because they give an equal weighting  to three factors, ie, (1) war and peace, (2) personal security and (3) natural disaster risk.

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To explain briefly, the safety score for countries equally weighs each of the three factors: war and peace, personal security, and natural disaster risk. The safety score aggregates the indices from these three risks, thus presenting a comprehensive view of safety for each country. This also means that a high level of risk in one factor will have limited effect on the country’s overall ranking. For example, the Philippines is ranked least safe while Yemen is ranked second least safe. This can be attributed to the fact that the Philippines has poor scores in peace, security, and prevalence of natural disasters. Yemen's terrible score is due to war and famine but the country has a very low risk of natural disaster. Thus, the Philippines ranks lower than Yemen even though Yemen is a warzone.

https://www.gfmag.com/global-data/non-economic-data/worlds-safest-countries-2019

 

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savarity
Now compare how many police there are, from where you're from.
No idea how many police are employed throughout the Philippines. As far as visibility, day to day, granted I probably don't see as many on patrol. Though a police van spends the entire night with lights on near my condo (I think to guard the government buildings nearby, not sure).

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RangerUp
21 minutes ago, savarity said:

No idea how many police are employed throughout the Philippines.

It's probably better to compare the number of police per capita in the city you're in,  with the city/state you're from. But I think you already got the point, one place has a lot of guards, gates, and walls, and the other place has none of that but a lot of police.

Another fun comparison would be the prison population and prison violence of the US compared to the prison population and prison dancing of the Philippines.

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Oz Jon

 

Yes, it looks like a BS study ... primarily to get a sensational article to publish?

Sadly lacking in this comparison, is the quality of Law and the observance of it.

The Philippines has (with a a few deliberately/sloppily worded exceptions) good laws....lots and lots of them!

However, corruption and questionable government policy makes a mockery of the Law.

eg. deliberately killing people (without trial) on suspicion of involvement with drugs - apparently, that's not murder in the Philippines.... doesn't even warrant serious police investigation?

Lengthy imprisonment (with little/no solid evidence) awaiting trial would be another serious matter.

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RogerDuMond
1 hour ago, Oz Jon said:

deliberately killing people (without trial) on suspicion of involvement with drugs - apparently, that's not murder in the Philippines.... doesn't even warrant serious police investigation?

It does absolutely. Your information is seriously lacking in facts. 

You also have to consider that your everyday police officer is not tasked with investigating crimes, only responding to crimes. Your provincial police units do not have investigators.

3 hours ago, savarity said:

No idea how many police are employed throughout the Philippines. As far as visibility, day to day, granted I probably don't see as many on patrol.

The size of the police force here is quite small by comparison to other countries especially when you take into consideration that a sizeable portion of the PNP is dedicated to fighting terrorists often along side army units.

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Headshot
1 hour ago, RogerDuMond said:

The size of the police force here is quite small by comparison to other countries especially when you take into consideration that a sizeable portion of the PNP is dedicated to fighting terrorists often along side army units.

True, but the police are often augmented by the army for police functions as well. The army and police are often combined or used interchangeably here. There is no posse comitatus law in the Philippines that restricts the use of the military.

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Oz Jon
On 2/5/2019 at 8:53 PM, RogerDuMond said:

It does absolutely. Your information is seriously lacking in facts. 

You also have to consider that your everyday police officer is not tasked with investigating crimes, only responding to crimes. Your provincial police units do not have investigators.

The size of the police force here is quite small by comparison to other countries especially when you take into consideration that a sizeable portion of the PNP is dedicated to fighting terrorists often along side army units.

So who ( if anyone) is tasked with investigating crime in the Phils?

Nobody?

As a matter of curiosity, what is the percentage of convictions of (or even charges laid against) killers of the many  (supposed) drug offenders who have been shot in recent times?

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