The Institute for Economics and Peace publishes the Global Peace Index every year. This is a study of 163 independent states and territories around the world, accounting for 99.7% of the global population, that analyses indicators to identify which countries are the most hazardous and peaceful. It states the safest countries in the world on the basis of ranking.
Here are the top 7 safest countries in the world!
Iceland is the safest country in the world for the 13th year in a row, according to the Global Peace Index. It is a Nordic country with a population of 340,000 people. It has an extremely low crime rate due to its high standard of living, small population, strong social attitudes against crime, great faith in its well-trained, highly educated police force, and a lack of social and economic tensions.
2. New Zealand
New Zealand, like Iceland, has a low crime rate, particularly violent crime. Theft, on the other hand, is a widespread occurrence, particularly among tourists. The country has no harmful creatures, unlike its southern neighbour, Australia, which is notorious for its dangerous biodiversity.
Portugal is ranked third in the world’s most tranquil countries. It was ranked 18th in the world in 2014 but has recently risen to third place. Portugal, unlike Iceland and New Zealand, has armed police; yet, it appears that the country’s crime rate has reduced as a result of the enhanced police presence.
Austria’s 2020 score grew by 0.011 points from 2020, but it remained in fourth place. After Sebastian Kurz’s People Party was elected in October 2017, however, the risk of violent demonstrations indicator in Austria deteriorated.
Denmark is one of the safest and happiest countries in the world, ranking sixth on the Global Peace Index.
It is one of the few countries where people, including children, report feeling safe at any time of day or night. Denmark has a high level of equality and a strong sense of shared responsibility for social welfare, both of which contribute to the safety and happiness of the country. Corruption is uncommon in both business and politics in Denmark, where honesty and trust are valued highly.
Internal disputes, crime rates, and political stability all scored high marks for Canada. In addition to abundant job prospects, excellent healthcare, and efficient governance, Canada is home to some of the world’s friendliest people.
Singapore has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, owing to the harsh punishments imposed for even minor offences. Guns and other weaponry are strictly under the government and police, therefore violent and confrontational crimes are uncommon in Singapore.
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