Top 10 Safest Countries to Live In

The Top Ten
1 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.

Norway is indeed one of the safest places in the world to live in. Crime and poverty are almost non-existent. The rural and urban areas in Norway are magnificent and peaceful. Norway has several good qualities that make it a truly safe country to live in.

I can tell you that this is probably the most safe country in the world. Everyone here is homogenous, and Norway has an extremely low poverty rate. When no one wants to kill each other because of race or religion and when everyone has enough money, crime is extremely low. Hence, Norway is one of, if not the safest country on Earth.

As a proud Swede, I must say that Norway is much more safe than Sweden.

Norway is truly the safest country in the world. No contest.

2 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that ...read more.

I live here. If you were in Iceland like me, you'd watch all this chaos like a show instead of be a victim of it.

This should be number one because it's actually a fact that it is well known for being the safest.

It's factually the safest.

3 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

Canada is a beautiful and safe country. The crime rate is very low, the climate is mild, (at least in southern areas), and the healthcare, education, and economy is strong! I would argue to say it's one of the best places in the world to live!

Vandalism in this place is low, but on a bathroom stall someone wrote "Have a nice day!" People here are so nice! Also a beautiful country with lots of wildlife that just exists freely along humanity. I wish USA was like this, smh.

Canada's an amazing place to live! The food resources, the education, the people are just so wonderful. You should definitely live in Canada!

This country is absolutely amazing! The crime rate here is so low! The only bad thing about this place is how liberal it is.

4 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost ...read more.

In Denmark, there are almost no deadly animals, no deadly natural disasters, no school shootings and we live to 81.

5 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. ...read more.

The most neutral sided country in the world, I don't know if its ever even been in a war, or has been on a side. that's awesome really

6 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ...read more.

New Zealand is overrated. Japan, Canada, Norway, and Australia are way safer than New Zealand.

New Zealand is much safer than any of the other countries on this list.

7 Austria Austria 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.

Very peaceful and beautiful country. This country is the safest

8 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455 ...read more.

Finland already being the happiest country for five years in a row, also has the least amount of people in jail and lowest amount of crime per year. Finland is easily the safest country in the worldwide

9 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.
10 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and ...read more.
The Contenders
11 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

I think Japan is the most safest because when you're little, you can walk all alone to the shops because no one will kidnap you cause it's so safe! Also, the economy is great! You should also live here!

12 Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes ...read more.
13 Czech Republic The Czech Republic, also called Czechia is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Historically known as Bohemia, it is bordered by Austria to the south, Germany to the west, Poland to the northeast, and Slovakia to the southeast. The Czech Republic has a hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,871 ...read more.
14 Slovenia Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest. Slovenia is mostly mountainous and forested, covers 20,271 square kilometres ...read more.
15 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Strait of Malacca to the west, ...read more.

Singapore is by far the safest country in the world!

Singapore should be 1st! So safe!

16 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims ...read more.
17 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

As an Irish person, I would say the country is very safe. However, crimes such as mugging and violence in the inner city are problems. Regardless it is a very safe place - even Northern Ireland is a lot safer than it was 40 years ago.

With the one civil war between the two religions or whatever that was, I can't remember is over, right? that was a big problem

Safe but with war and Communism.

18 Italy Italy, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome. Other major cities are Milano, Naples, Turino, Venice, Florence. Italy's official language is Italian.

The contribution of Italy to Western civilization is immense. Italy is the cradle of Etruscan civilization, the Roman Empire, the Holy See, the Maritime Republics, the Humanism and Renaissance. Along with Germany and France, it was part of the Holy Roman Empire (25 December 800 - 6 August 1806).

Existing as a unitary State since the Risorgimento (renaissance or resurrection) in 17 March 1861, Italy is a republic since the abolition of the Italian monarchy by referendu, in 1946. ...read more.

Italy is a very safe country. Terrorism is rarely found in Italy and the mafia is nearly impossible to find here. Natural disasters only strike on certain areas, but otherwise, Italy is 99.9% safe.

19 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the ...read more.
20 United States The 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 from the British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. Its capital, Washington D.C. (District of Columbia) is defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings including the iconic ones that house the federal government's 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. Though it has no official language, English and ...read more.

This should be like 1 or 2 I live in this country and I feel safe living in the 3rd largest nation on the planet. In fact, the U.S right now as of May 2018 has 325 million people. The 3rd largest population.

21 Mauritius Mauritius, 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.
22 Botswana Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. It is connected to Zambia across the short Zambezi River border by the Kazungula Bridge.

Namibia should also be here, especially as far as African countries are concerned.

23 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone - the 'DDR', East Germany, separate with a wall through the middle of Berlin, until 1990 when the country was reunited. ...read more.
24 Uruguay Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in South America. It shares borders with Argentina to its west and southwest and Brazil to its north and northeast; while bordering the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. It is part of the Southern Cone region of South America. Uruguay covers an area of approximately 181,034 square kilometers (69,898 sq mi) and has a population of an estimated 3.51 million, of whom 2 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo.

Safest country in the entire South American continent.

25 Malta Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
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