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Crime in Kuwait

There is a low rate of crime in Kuwait.[1] Incidents of violent crime against foreign citizens are extremely uncommon.[2] The country is a destination point for men and women who migrate legally from South and Southeast Asia for domestic or low-skilled labor, but are subjected to conditions of involuntary servitude by employers including physical and sexual abuse, non-payment of wages, confinement to the home, and withholding of passports to restrict their freedom of movement.[3] People from South Asian countries like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and Southeast Asian nation like the Philippines are trafficked into Kuwait.[4] Kuwait along with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is in Tier 4 rank which has greater wealth, but a worse human trafficking situation.[5]

Crime by type

Terrorism

Threat of [6]

Corruption

In the Corruption Perceptions Index 2007, Kuwait was ranked 60th out of 179 countries for corruption (least corrupt countries are at the top of the list). On a scale of 0 to 10 with 0 the most corrupt and 10 the most transparent, Transparency International rated Kuwait 4.3.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Kuwait United States Department of State
  2. ^ Kuwait Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  3. ^ Kuwait The World Factbook
  4. ^ Arch Puddington, Aili Piano, Camille Eiss (2007). Freedom in the World. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. p436.  
  5. ^ Dina Siegel, J M Nelen, Hans Nelen (2007). Organized Crime: Culture, Markets and Policies. Springer. pp. p49.  
  6. ^ a b Kuwait Government of Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  7. ^ Corruption Perceptions Index 2007 Transparency International
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