Police in my country sucks, they corrupt, they work for money, If you want to feel safe, you need protect yourself by your own
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Yes, I actually feel very safe. As a matter of fact, my country regularly shows up in the annual list of the 10 safest countries on earth (depending on the study, it's usually between first place and 7th place). The last war we've fought with a foreign country was around 220 years ago. The last war in general we've fought (civil war) was in 1815, so exactly 200 years ago.
Crime rates are very low here altogether. However, while our police is trustworthy and generally does a good job (they're not corrupt), I don't think our safety has so much to do with the work of the police. In my opinion, the two most important reasons why we have such a small crime rate are these:
1. Although we have a relatively big gap between rich and poor in Switzerland like in many other countries, we don't have real poverty. What is considered poor in Switzerland would not be considered poor in countries such as the US. We don't have any ghettos in the big cities for example. It's something that simply doesn't exist here. We also don't have beggars or homeless people (in fact, begging is even prohibited and fined by the police). Though one can occasionally find some odd looking people (for example punks) in the big cities who seem to live on the streets, these people usually do this voluntarily. Generally speaking, our welfare state takes care of everyone so that everyone who wants to have a roof over his/her head can have that and nobody suffers real poverty. Because of this lack of real poverty, people are not so much driven into committing crimes.
2. Mentality: Swiss people tend to be extremely honest. Some might even say we have an obsession with honesty. Swiss people absolutely love setting up rules and regulations in all aspects of society and we also love sticking to them religiously. One example: when you walk through a Swiss town on a rainy Monday morning at 3 a. m. and you see a lonely passerby wanting to cross a road, he will most likely stop and wait for the red light to turn green, although there is no single car or bike or other person around. I have to admit that even I do this. It's not really that we try hard to do this, it's just kind of within us. We feel the need to wait at red lights no matter what because we consider honesty one of the highest virtues and being honest means sticking to the law even if nobody is there to see it. While this kind of honest can be a little too much in some cases, it can also be really great in others. For example you can lose2