Top 10 Safest Countries to Live In 2014

The Top Ten

1 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.

Norway deserves to be number 1. It's way safer than every country in the world.

Much safer than Canada or any country in the world. No country can beat Norway.

This country values human rights more than any other country

Safest and cleanest country.

2 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 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

Canada Is one of the best countries in the world

3 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.

4 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

According to the Global Peace Index (THE FILE THAT TELLS YOU THE ACTUAL SAFEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD) Number 1 for 2018 is Iceland

5 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

Finland is not only safe, but amazing!

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

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.

I come from south-Africa and now I live in New Zealand and compared to South Africa this is almost no crime ;P

7 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 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.

One of the safest countries!

Austria should be higher on the list!

9 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

Australia should be top 5 some of the countries listed have the highest crime rates in the world such as America

10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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

15 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

16 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.

In big cities like Beijing and Shanghai (also hearing people from Shenzhen), you feel very safe, even when walking at night

17 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.

Who ever put negative towards racism in the USA that's a lie is still alive and well and the cops are killing innocent people

18 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 its current prime minister is 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

19 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.
20 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

Very safe place to live.

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

Most warm and non-violent people on earth

22 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.

By FAR safest country!

How can this be below India?

India? Don't make me laugh

23 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!

I'm irish and I think IRELAND should be at 3rd or 4th!

24 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.
25 Luxembourg
26 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.

Usually in big cities there is loads of crime however not in Germany. All of Germany has safe roads, low chance of terrorism, no murder and very little crime

Germany is the best in Europe!

Beautiful country, especially Bavaria. Low crime and friendly people.

27 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked sovereign state located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers.
28 Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.
29 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.

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

Different people, different culture, but all are Indians...

30 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

Brazil have many celebrations, canivals etc so I like Brazil the mast

31 Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. more.

Lose law easy life


32 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. more.

Insanely low crime rate

Russia a safe country I am moving there when I'm 18.
I live In Australia and I hate it

Russia is a good country.
The crime rate is insanely low

33 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
34 Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.
35 Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.
36 Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.
37 San Marino San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains.
38 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.

It's safest country. SERIOUSLY safest. I've been there many times

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

British think their popular (at least some) -_-

The British are not knowing for been friendly. Cold stiff upper lip.

40 Greenland Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
41 Costa Rica Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.

A peaceful country with no army!

42 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 more.
43 Latvia Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states.
44 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.
45 Slovakia
46 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.
47 Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, more.
48 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.
49 Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural more.
50 Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. more.
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