Safest Countries in Europe

The safest countries in Europe for tourism and travel.

Safest countries in Europe 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. Updated 2023.

 Iceland 1
 Ireland 2
 Denmark 3
 Austria 4
 Portugal 5
 Slovenia 6
 Czech Republic 7
 Switzerland 8
 Hungary 9
 Finland 10
 Croatia 11
 Germany 12
 Norway 13
 Slovakia 14
 Netherlands 15
 Belgium 16
 Bulgaria 17
 Poland 18
 Sweden 19
 Spain 20
 Romania 21
 Italy 22
 Estonia 23
 United Kingdom 24
 Latvia 25
 North Macedonia 26
 Lithuania 27
 Albania 28
 Montenegro 29
 Serbia 30
 Greece 31
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 32
 France 33
 Cyprus 34
 Kosovo 35
 Turkey 36

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 scores of the USA, Australia & Canada are:

(Safer than 31 countries / Less safe than 11 countries in this region)

(Safer than 31 countries / Less safe than 11 countries in this region)

United States
(Safer than 5 countries / Less safe than 41 countries in this region)



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.

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