Top 10 Safest Countries to Live In 2014


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I am Canadian and black. I feel safe and I can go anywhere. If I travel to Europe or Asia, I am always looking backwards for the crazies. Canada rocks

Canada is safe, clean and has every culture here working in harmony!
No other country can say that!

Canada is awesome because we do not have shootings, problem and maniac situations. - PopularCraft

Well Canada called a free country and I think for me Canada is the best and safety place

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2New Zealand

New Zealand has less than 1% crime rate, a very stable economy and one of the most beautiful landscapes, so what's not to love. No, I don't live there, I live in the corrupt capital of the world... good old US of A.

Very safe, nice people, great culture. Hardly gets involved in anything dangerous. Less than 1% crime rate. Beautiful Scenery. Very green. I would love to compare New Zealand with America, and New Zealand won!

I live here and it is not perfect, crime is not unheard of, but it is amazingly scarce. I am originally from the US, but I have to say, moving here was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life.

It is isolated, so any nuclear war wouldn't reach there. Barely any crime, and very green.

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Anders B. Breivik is the only one that have attached Norway, EVER. I don't say that Norway is 100% safe, but it's VERY safe. Safer than many other countries in the world. I don't have much knowledge about Canada, but I'm sure it's a nice country : ) - xXImMyOwnHeroXx

I'm just asking, when was the last time Canada ever had a terrorist
Attack? Oh wait! NEVER! Don't you remember the terrorist attack
In Norway a couple years ago? That counts as a factor for non-safety.
Just saying.

Norway is the safest country in few of years not canada first


Even the Cold War ended here! Most terrorists are not aware of its existence so you'll be safe from them too. Unfortunately I've been hearing a lot of the people from Iceland are getting out of there because they're bored or depressed

Hardest language to learn. They stay out of people in the world affairs.

Just because they are a small country


Known to be one of the most friendliest countries in the world, and it has one of the lowest crime rates!

Considered one of the happiest countries in the world.


Finland is not only safe, but amazing!


Sweden should be number 1 not 7

Very safe From A British/ South African view


I've lived there for 3 years, and suppose that Japan is the only one country on earth where you can find your lost wallet on a busy street without losing even one coin.
I do love honest, kind people and stunning culture.

I came to Japan to teach English. less than 3 months my bike got stolen so I bought another bike locked it good still got stolen in one year I lost 3 bikes. But I think its still safe compared to the U. S never heard anyone getting shot or a home burglary. haven't seen anyone assaulting anybody or screaming each other on the street.. Mind your own business.

Good food, nice people and safest country in the world

Been there once, love to move there

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9United States

America - how can it be the 7th most safe place to live when there are such high gun crimes plus mass shootings so regularly?! America would be far safer if guns were not freely available- if only people who owned guns were the special branch in police- yet all the racists in the USA police force need to be rooted out first of all! British grammar is far better than American grammar, absolutely, too! Would feel safer visiting Canada instead of visiting USA on holiday (what you Americans call vacation, too)! USA have the highest obesity rates, too! Now UK has a problem with this thanks to American fast food outlets in UK- thanks America! Do not hate the USA, far from it- just do hate fast food restaurants, guns, your version of English language and how you have almost wiped out /marginalised the indigenous American Indians (first nation people) and how unfair your healthcare system is! Love many American authors (though change the words in the books- cross out the American and put in English grammar as go along), American films, American music, and have many American friends! Many of my chronic pain heroes are Americans, too, like the late great Christopher Reeve, and adore Michael J Fox and Morgan Freeman. Yet, would never leave UK and think UK should be No, 1 for safest country especially if you live in Devon!

Who ever wrote the comment about America not being a safe place to have your kids go to school is an idiot and can barely speak English because their grammar is so terrible. They sound like a 5 year old and are probably from Pakistan and just like to hate on America because you know your obsessed with us. You follow all of our pop culture and listen to our music.

If you live in "the corner states" you are most likely to live a full life, along with places like Utah, Minnesota, or even New York, You don't have to worry a lot about crime. - Cheezaleezers

Outside of the core of the inner cities, the USA is extremely safe much safer in fact than most European countries.

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One of the safest countries!

Austria should be higher on the list!

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I'm so confused. What are we doing wrong? We have a no guns policy, a multicultural community, some of the greatest cities in the world (just because the cities are populated doesn't make them safe). One of the highest life expectancies in the world! US has cities where gun shots are normal every few hours, that's called safe now? Australia is one of the safest countries in the world.

No guns, free health care, excellent police force that rarely fires at civilians (unlike America's) and a multicultural and accepting community. What more could you want? Australia has one of the highest age expectancy and one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. Australia's crime rate is among the lowest in the world. We have a strong anti smoking society and have very strict laws but not extreme punishments (such as the death penalty). Australia is one of the safest countries in the world and everyone knows it.

P. S how is India and the United States in the top 10?

I think Australia should be ranked in the top 10 at least! Like seriously Australia is the best

Not safe very high crime rate

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12United Kingdom

I'm glad there is no volcanoes or major earthquakes here. Just the amount of rain! - CN121

I adore it here!

I live here and I love it

Uk has to be 1st

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Switzerland has the lowest homicide and suicide rates in Europe. I think it was deliberately left off the top of the list because it has a heavily armed culture which has allowed it to stay neutral for hundreds of years.


Why is Philippines here the typhoon happend duh the typhoons name is typhoon Haiyan how do I know because I'm filipino and I saw the typhoon - IggyCoolKid

Well there's to many safety place here in the Philippines like bacolod city, davao and cebu


I don't know about France but Philippines is much better than and safety


This is the safest country on earth.

By FAR safest country!

How can this be below India?

India? Don't make me laugh

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Very safe no military really fee

Very safe place to live.


I don't think India is safer than Sweden, Germany, Singapore and Australia... - xXImMyOwnHeroXx

Proud to be an Indian...

As we are having differences in language, Culture and Opinions. But For the Country We all are Indian!

It has all sorts of cultures. Nobody bothers you. I am an indian

India is a safe country

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Irish generally mind their own business, except in some remote towns where people are nosy

Ireland is like australia in its cultural assimilation but overall weather is better than australia

Personally, I think that Ireland should be in the Top 5, at least. Common sense people!

Not just the safest, but also the best country to live in. Ever. Ever. EVER.

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