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2017 Top Ten Countries For Safety & Peace

The ranking of the world’s safest and most peaceful countries is based on the statistical global data rankings for safety and peace. These rankings are based on crime/homicide rates and drugs and crime, likelihood of terrorism and terrorism casualties, police force effectiveness, costs of security within the country on business, reliability of protection services, rates of property crime and violence. They also incorporate data on the number of victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 population, by sex and age, levels of perceived criminality in society and the nation’s actions to promote well-being for all at all ages.

Rank Country 2017 Safety/Peace Ratio Score
1 Iceland 9.298
2 Austria 9.114
3 Finland 9.108
4 New Zealand 8.992
5 Portugal 8.83
6 Switzerland 8.736
7 Slovenia 8.44
8 Ireland 8.326
9 Denmark 8.316
10 Canada 8.304

Dangers can lurk in any city, park or town and being a safe vacationer means paying attention and keeping yourself out of harms way. Crimes and violence can happen in the lowest rated European Country as it could happen in the safest rated country so these figures should only be used as a guide to help compare a safe travel destination.

To compare, the safety & peace ratio scores of the USA & The UK are:

United Kingdom: 5.796
United States:  4.326


Today’s travelers and tourists are more and more wanting to visit the natural beauty and remote regions of a country in order to discover more than just the big cities and commonly advertised attractions so now, more than ever, the safety and security of any particular destination is a key deciding factor of a the safety rating a country receives. These rankings presented here are based on the reliability of the police and legal protective system in a country as well as the rates of criminal activity and the potential for terrorism.

World Safety Rankings