Venezuelans feel less safe in their home country than civilians living in war-torn Syria, according to a new Gallup poll.
Just 14 percent of Venezuelans said they feel safe in the country, compared with 32 percent of Syrian respondents who feel safe, according to the 2016 Global Law and Order Report.
In this Wednesday, April 15, 2015 photo, bullet holes can be seen on the main gate of a house at a Petare shantytown in Caracas, Venezuela. But as crime spread, people began adopting informal curfews, going inside and locking up their doors by 7:30 p.m. To stay out later was to be exposed. Fernando Llano AP
“Venezuela has become a society that is just breaking down,” said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Washington-based Council of the Americas.