A Report to the World Justice Project
In recent years, performance indicators have emerged as a promising tool for tracking progress in key areas of governance, including the rule of law. With support from the American Bar Association's World Justice Project, the Vera Institute of Justice partnered with three fellow Altus Global Alliance members to develop a set of 60 rule of law indicators - concrete measures designed to assess an abstract concept - and test them in four cities: Chandigarh, India; Lagos, Nigeria; Santiago, Chile; and New York City, U.S.
The pdf of this document is available on the front page at: http://www.vera.org/#
I'm not sure why, but I assumed New York City would rate higher on these measures than the other cities. A very quick scan indicates that may not be the case. Read the whole article.