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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 2024.

Top Ranked Safe Countries in Europe
Updated 2024

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 Iceland 1 Iceland 1
 Denmark 2 Denmark 4
 Ireland 3 Ireland 3
 Austria 4 Austria 5
 Portugal 5 Portugal 6
 Slovenia 6 Slovenia 7
Switzerland 7 Switzerland 11
 Czech Republic 8 Czech Republic 8
 Finland 9 Finland 14
 Croatia 10 Croatia 15
 Germany 11 Germany 16
 Netherlands 12 Netherlands 21
 Hungary 13 Hungary 13
 Belgium 14 Belgium 22
 Norway 15 Norway 17
 Estonia 16 Estonia 33
 Slovakia 17 Slovakia 20
 Latvia 18 Latvia 35
 Sweden 19 Sweden 26
 Poland 20 Poland 25
 Bulgaria 21 Bulgaria 24
 Romania 22 Romania 31
 Spain 23 Spain 29
 Italy 24 Italy 32
 United Kingdom 25 United Kingdom 34
 North Macedonia 26 North Macedonia 36
 Lithuania 27 Lithuania 41
 Albania 28 Albania 48
 Montenegro 29 Montenegro 53
 Greece 30 Greece 58
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 31 Bosnia and Herzegovina 67
 Cyprus 32 Cyprus 52
 Serbia 33 Serbia 65
 France 34 France 71
 Kosovo 35 Kosovo 151
 Turkey 36 Turkey 145


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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