Top 10 Safest Countries to Live In 2014


The Top Ten

1 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 (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, more.

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

Always the best countries to visit

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2 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'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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3 New Zealand New 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.


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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.

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

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.

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.

6 Finland

Finland is not only safe, but amazing!

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

Sweden should be number 1 not 7

Very safe From A British/ South African view

8 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.

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

Japan! Full with Disciplinity, Very Low Crime Rate (Tokyo at #1 safest country, And other one at #3), Great trains (over over 100+ Trains) Lost and found everywhere, #5 Wealthiest Country at over 4,400 Billion dollars, Average Coldness, 4 Seasons, Cleanest City is Tokyo, Literally Best Country EVER! I know this because I'm living here, my lost items are retrieved with GPS and honest people everywhere

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9 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 should be higher on the list!

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10 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.

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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The Newcomers

? Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in northern Central Asia, with a sliver of its territory west of the Ural River extending into Eastern Europe.
? 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.

The Contenders

11 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.

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.

United States sells guns guys what are you thinking of U.K is a Much safer place than U.S.A

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12 United Kingdom United Kingdom The 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. more.

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

I'm glad there's no disasters in sheffield

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13 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.

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.

This should be higher. - drdevil

Booo I think Philippines better

14 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.

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

Philippines not safe at all every night alway get crime, rape, kidnap, kill and a lot of gangster

15 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.

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

16 Mauritius 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.

Very safe no military really fee

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17 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. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only more.
18 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.

This is the safest country on earth.

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19 Greece Greece Greece, 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

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

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!

Ireland is a safe and beautiful country
Crime? Rarely
Weather hazards? It snows but never dangerously, and normally it has mild weather
People? Ireland is known for its hospitality, it's people are mostly awesome and friendly, with the best accents.
Wildlife? Unless you're worrying about getting eaten by a pony or something, you're pretty safe.
Guns? Nuh-uh

It's pretty safe

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