Top 10 Safest Countries to Live In 2014

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1CanadaCanada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world . This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories .

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

I would not say Canada is the safest country, but it definitely is very safe. I am a Canadian and I love it here.

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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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3NorwayNorway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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.

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

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

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4IcelandIceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

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

5DenmarkDenmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

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.

6Finland

Finland is not only safe, but amazing!

7Sweden

Very safe From A British/ South African view

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8Japan

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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9AustriaAustria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.

Austria should be higher on the list!

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10United StatesThe United States of America, or the U.S.A for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states. 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence in 1776 with ...read more.

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 ...more

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.

No not a safe country to live in. If you have kids and they going to school there everyday. It could be the last time you seen them. Why? Some kids get hold of parents gun and shoot out.

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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The Newcomers

?El SalvadorEl Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.
?EthiopiaEthiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

The Contenders

11AustraliaAustralia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

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 KingdomThe United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. The UK is well known for ancient and modern literature, its influence in world music, its historical ...read more.

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

UK needs to be first! If it was based on the south west of England it would be 1st for safest, for sure! Love living here. Could not live anywhere else! Always feel safe!

Where I live (NI) is great. No volcanoes (well, Slemish, but it's extinct) or earthquakes. Some accidents but it happens everywhere.

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13Switzerland

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.

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14Philippines ...read more.

Typhoons are quite bad but apart from that, it is quite safe to live they don't have guns or anything

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

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15FranceFrance (French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. ...read more.

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

16MauritiusMauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent.

Very safe no military really fee

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17ChinaChina, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.381 billion. It was established in 1949. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only official ...read more.
18SingaporeSingapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

This is the safest country on earth.

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19IndiaIndia, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.

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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20GreeceGreece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece? Give me a break! Tons of crime, animal cruelty is off the charts, big time guito gangsters... YUCK!

Most warm and non-violent people on earth

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