Top 10 Safest Countries to Live In 2013


The Top Ten

1 Norway Norway Norway, 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 am Norwegian and I know that the country is rich and beautiful.

The best country to live in.

2 New Zealand New Zealand

The best hospitals in the world.

South Auckland has such a diverse culture that invites everyone to be involved.

Best place ever to live


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3 Canada 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, more.

I'm so shocked that people think that Canada's not as safe as the US! What I wouldn't be surprised that seeing the US's crime rate, it would be the UNsafest country in the world. Shootings, Sandy Hook, Boston Marathon...

Canada's the best place to live in, according to "TheTopTens", so. - spbone

Every Canadian knows that feeling when you cross over the US border and you suddenly feel like your life is just slightly more in danger. That's what happens when you have legalized ownership of handguns and assault rifles and a history of bloodshed (revolution, civil war, Vietnam, Iraq, etc). Although crime exists in Canada, it is generally well reported and people have faith in the judicial system. Even white collar crime doesn't go unpunished.

As a Canadian, every time I cross the border and go to the US, I'm a bit worried cause the US's so unsafe. Canada's definitely much more safe than the US.
If SK hadn't been as unsafe as it is, Canada would definitely be among the three safest countries in the world.

Canada is not safe, they are mean and will stole you if you do not watch out.

I know because, unfortunately I was stole in Vancouver, and I yet was bad treated in what they called "hospitals".

Canada take Justin bieber and nickelback and get lost. - NZGUY85

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

No war, no suicides, booming economy, nice people, great food, winter is amazing, friendly smiles, virtually no pollution, hot springs everywhere, beautiful spring and summer, close flights to europe and the America's, beautiful people, enchanting music, amazing culture, and very safe!

No chance of War or Natural disaster (apart from volcano). Also an amazing country

Peaceful place to live. Although it can be very cold it can be warm and it has separated itself from wars and not many natural disasters. Also nice people. - llamaboy17

Iceland is also a safe country apart from volcanoes - kormo

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5 Denmark Denmark Denmark 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.

Denmark is very safe and the number 1 most happy country in the world! Denmark should be number 2! But I live in Canada.

With simple nature beauty and very silent place. Ohh what I love

Bacon and beers - what more do you need to feel safe :-)

Copenhagen, Denmarks capital, is actually fun fact one of the most expensive places to travel to

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6 Switzerland 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 . more.

No wars, god. Switzerland has stayed neutral for the past how many years? As far as I know, the Swiss government's tactic into keeping a good economy is by staying neutral all the time. No allies, no enemies.

These are the safest people in the world (in other words seriously boring! )

So quite and peaceful and safe :):-D

I am E wondering R why E this C is not T first

7 Australia Australia Australia, 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. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Southern hemisphere, small population, huge potential, most of the worlds troubles are in the northern hemisphere as well as the population. Beautiful country and people, safe free and the best country in the world.

There's hardly crime in Australia I think it should ranked as no1 country as the safest place to live in the world... beautiful country and good people and it's a place where you can relax and the perfect destination for a good holiday

I live in Pittsburgh, USA and I have been to Australia. It's really safe because it's rabies free, unlike where I live. Also it's got gun laws, also unlike where I live. I think it's great go Australia

How is Australia not first?

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8 United States 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 more.

I don't think so! More guns than people. Get serious. Replace the USA with Canada for this list, obviously; you know I am right!

This country is amazing. Every country has its dangerous and safe places. Glad its on this list. Places like New Hampshire, Maine, Utah, and even New York are pretty safe. There are even places in Tennessee that are safe. - Cheezaleezers

People on this website are just jerks.U.S.A. truly is the safest country FOR ITS SIZE. It's wonderful here where I live, there is only like 1 murder every two years in my city. - emraldYE

It isn’t too safe.

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9 Tuvalu Tuvalu Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia.
10 Japan 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. more.

Girls in mini-skirts coming off the train and walking down dark alleys at 1 in the morning, without any obvious sense of fear/danger.

By so far most advanced humans and most close to aliens!

Most free and safe country.

Japan has a decreasing population,they might need large scale mass immigrattion to avoid their economy to collapse. - Eraklious

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The Contenders

11 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

The people are the most friendly, always happy and very easy to start a conversation with. Amazing people with some of the most beautiful landscapes you'll ever see.

Really friendly people, lovely atmosphere everywhere you go. Beautiful landscapes- not to mention the house prices are brilliant!

The people are amazing and the country side is absolutely beautiful

Ireland should be higher on this list

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12 Austria 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 more.

Austria is the safest country on the world because in each city are average 1 policeman pro 24,8 person and also in each city are average 1 doctor pro 36,1 person. Any bourgeois in Austria puts a high value on hygiene. Thus, it was also named the safest country in the world.

It is the most beautiful country I have seen. I have been thru Europe, Asia and south America, including all of USA and Canada. You are so beautiful Austria!

I love Austria! There is some much amazing scenery and beautiful mountains. With music in every city, also the people who live in Austria share all there great and interesting traditions. Lastly, the food of Austria is just delicious over there and it's definitely worth your money! 😘

13 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

Sweden is a very safe place, the people are nice and there's not much crime.

Well, Sweden haven't had a war since 1850 or something and its just awesome

I live in Sweden and I am proud to live in this country

I love it

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

Malta is an ItaloArabic country as identity and culture. - Eraklious

15 India India India, 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. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

India is also a safest country it is away from volcanoes and also from earthquakes. Hyderabad, banglore in India are away from volcanoes earthquakes and also from floods. India is the second most populated country in the whole world so, India can be the safest Country.

India is no where near safe, why? Because one it has 1.324 billion people and two it's estimated to reach 1.620 billion by 2050 witch is only 32 years from now. So if you don't like crowds like I do don't come to India.

Culture; infrastructure awesome plains plateaus are amazing mountains in north just leaps our heart. But its Pakistan who had taken an amazing wonderful Kashmir from India as a azad Kashmir so our government is really shameless

Culture+ Medical Treatment+ Education+ Jobs

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16 Maldives Maldives Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island country and archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

Naturally tropical paradise. No civilians have personal guns nor other person. Only military have guns, which makes Maldives safer than others.

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

Greece should be 1st it has got lots and lots of beautiful stuff

Mono gia ton xristaraaa re

18 England England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. more.

If there is any crime, then it is dealt with almost immediately.
The emergency line is easy to remember and is always manned.
You feel safe walking alone in shades areas too

I feel very safe here, everyone is friendly to eachother, no wars, we don't have guns (unlike other countries) I would say it's a really safe place to be!

My opinion is equivalent to all of those commenters above. I love living In England because of the free healthcare and pescriptions. It's such a great place to live in, the hotels and the food are outstanding!

19 Finland Finland

I don't understand how America beats Finland :/
Seems a bit biased

Yeah Finland is more safer than USA

20 Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
21 Singapore Singapore Singapore, 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.

Singapore is a safe country, has good facilities, good medication and good education. It's also a clean country and life is good in Singapore. Especially it's good for expats to live and work.

Singapore is my country. It has lots of healthy food, great hospitals, is clean and safe to live in. I am proud of my own country.

There is absolutely zero crime.


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22 Moldova Moldova Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south.
23 Nicaragua Nicaragua Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus.
24 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

It's more fun in the Philippines

This is the safest country in the world

Wow. Typhoons currently being ignored. Voted anyway

Philippines has communist and islamist insurgencies,and drug lords,so not quite safe country! - Eraklious

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25 Vatican City Vatican City Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome.

Vatican City Y'all guys are awesome

26 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

My sisters been in Italy before

27 Germany 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. more.

We are the safest country in the world. We have no racial tension in our country, nor terrorist attacks or any kind of religious tension either. Our factories, restaurants, shops, bars and public buildings have high health standards that prevent outbreaks of diseases. Only about.00001% of our population has criminal intentions and only criminals are targeted by police. We have more freedoms than any other nation and despite the bad times we have been through we are fully restored and have no fear of a nation attempting to attack us.

28 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.
29 Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

Malaysia is safety country and clean country.. They president is very good, diligent and responsible.. Life there was so much fun and there aman. Di have natural vegetation, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, the cozy air and good people.. They country is so AMAZING AND FANTASTIC!.. I wants to travel in Malaysia again ^_<. ^_~

30 Israel Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.

Friendly people, the only democracy in the Middle East, females have a lot of rights, fair government

Arab and Palestinian majority population in Israel by the year 2060 2070 surely before 2100. - Eraklious

31 Romania Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state more.

Romania has a growing nonindigenous Rroma Gypsy population,Romanians should segregate from Rroma or send them back to India where they came from. - Eraklious

32 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.


33 Slovenia Slovenia Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a nation state in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes.

Slovenia and Croatia some of the richest WestBalkan countries. - Eraklious

34 Czech Republic Czech Republic Czechia, officially the Czech Republic, is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.
35 Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
36 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages more.
37 Chile Chile Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Indonesia Nicaragua malasia phillipines india safer than CHILE?

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38 Netherlands Netherlands
39 Monaco Monaco Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state and microstate, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe.

Has a 0.01% murder rate, and you can only live there if you've had no previous criminal record

Safe As can Be

40 China China China, 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 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

Safest for most of man kind.

41 Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, more. V 1 Comment
42 Greenland Greenland Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

Very cold but as far as I know it is a very safe and nic epeople

43 Argentina Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

Argentina has Italic and Hispanic ancestries in majority of population,then other European populations then some Aboriginal Amerindians and Asians. - Eraklious

44 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

I added this because Dubai's not a country. It's called the UAE. Get your facts right. I actually think New Zealand is the safest, but the necessity to point out the truth was greater than the option to cast my vote.

45 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.
46 Luxembourg Luxembourg
47 Lithuania Lithuania

Lithuania has similar living standard as its bigger brother Poland. - Eraklious

48 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and it's current prime minister is more.
49 Slovakia Slovakia
50 Hungary Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.
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