Gallup interviewed more than 148,000 people aged 15 or older while compiling the report.
It wanted to address any discrepancies between official statistics and people’s personal experiences and emotions.
“The challenge is that in some dangerous societies, people don’t report if they’ve been mugged or assaulted, so the official data may not accurately reflect the security situation on the ground,” says Clifton.
Singapore, known for its low crime rate, scored 97.
Joint at number two were Norway, Iceland and Finland, three Nordic countries which, thanks to their abundance of natural spaces and eco-friendly cities, make regular appearances in quality of life rankings.
In March 2018, Finland topped this years World Happiness Report, while Norway took second place and Iceland came fourth.