Top 10 Safest Countries to Live In 2015

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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 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, Alberta, ...read more.

United States is going down hill. With outrageous greedy government spending, trampling and leaving its people in the dust. Canada is the best!

Canada is like what the USA should have been.
One of the nicest places on earth, eh!

I have visited Canada at least once a year for the last 10 years. I have stopped visiting the USA and have no desire to go back there. In Canada the people are friendly and courteous, the place is clean and well maintained and I have a lot of family and friends there. The economy has been growing and opportunities are there for everyone. #loveToronto

Canada is not only a great place to live, it has low risk for natural disasters and good healthcare.

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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 live in Norway... And believe me, it's SAFE! ; - xXImMyOwnHeroXx

Norway is so beautiful, the people are nice, free health care very safe country.

Safest country on the planet

GOO NORWAY

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3 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. ...read more.

" in the middle of tectonics, free healthcare, police that care, great army, friendly, multicultural and accepting

People are usually kind. The weather is terrible but the security is good and even though there is rarely anything to do or see because of the weather I have almost all the time felt safe.

No guns, free healthcare, good healthcare!

United Kingdom ssccoottllaanndd

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4 Finland Finland

Finland is rated the most stable country in the world by the Failed States Index.

A stunning 92 % says that the police can be trusted, making it the most trusted police force in the world. The robbery rate 75 % lower than in United States, for comparison. Almost unbelievably, the prison incarceration rate is 93 % lower than in U.S. , the low incarceration rate allowing the country to have one of the most progressive prison systems in the world focusing on rehabilitation.

While it happens murders eg. as part of domestic violence and between alcoholists, murders on the street are practically non-existent. Due to the progressive social policies, even the most poor areas are very safe, even at night. In fact, Wikitravel lists the following things the most severe threats to a visitor: cold weather, hitting a moose or reindeer by car and slippery pavements.

Oh, and did I already mention that there is no natural disasters, like earthquakes, storms or heavy rain?

Amazing country with friendly people. My wife and I will be moving to Northern Finland in 2017

One of the best education systems.

Seems promising does it have good health care?

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

True is by far a great country. It could do so much better and be number 1. But like many European countries they seem to be a self destructive mode too.

I think it could be better but they are weird they hate themselves a lot. No patriotic at all.

In Sweden the highest time you can get in prison is 5 years. And their prisons are like hotels. Seems like a good country to me

Sweden stayed neutral in both World War I AND World War II. It's by far at least the 3rd safest country. - L3ON1Z

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6 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.

I'm Danish and live in Copenhagen. My mother would tell me I could go any where in the city but just had to be back by dinner. Only once did I run into trouble and that was when I was 15

I live there, and everything is safe and sound there!

Denmark is the Best country in the world.

People respect each other and generous.

I love to visit Denmark.

Greenland low population mountains to take cover from nukes

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

The UK and the U.S. safer than Ireland? I don't think so. Come on honestly. With the usas gun violence and treat from extremists. Not mention the radical bombings in London and constant attacks that are foiled. I lived in both the UK and Ireland for a number of years and I can tell you being from Switzerland that Ireland definitely is safer than UK!

Everyone knows that Ireland is the place to be. Friendly people, beautiful scenery and plenty of rain

No words need to be said about this peaceful country

Ireland is a very peaceful and safe country

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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 ...read more.

Actually with Obama signing executive orders on things that should be reviewed by Congress, its only going to get worse. The raise of the minimum wage for example. Yes on the outside it seems like it would be good, but companies are going to start compensating for that lost money such as raising prices and firing employees (thus only increasing the unemployment rate. So while it may seem like it's starting to get better, it's really not. And no, I'm not some random person who hates on the US, I am an American citizen, born and raised, experiencing this down spiral first hand.

Do not base he actions or inactions of Obama if you are selection the best country to live in. Obama will soon be leaving office (thank God) The US is the most powerful country in the world. Peace is always determined by strength, weak countries never survive. We should however be careful not to worry about the entire world. We should take of our people first and help our friends later. We take care of everyone even those that hate us. This is a big mistake. We are blessed to live in the US.

Power won't help you when you go bankrupt. Canada has an army total of 60,000 and we are a better country than the US. Your ideals that power will make you number 1 just prove how blind you are. - TheCanadianLoyalist

I love USA as I am Pakistani but I really want to live in USA because the people of USA sincere with there own country...and I just love that...

Crime rates are moderately high in some states like Mississipi but still safer than other countries in the world. - CobaltCards

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9 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 . ...read more.

Amazing country, beautiful mountains, four seasons, good food, great travelling opportunities, high quality of life, nice parties, lots of foreigners to befriend. It's my number one in terms of living in Europe.

Switzerland has the lowest crime in the world

Switzerland is best and safe and clean country in the world people is woo nice food is number 1 best country ever

Everything is accurate and on time, everything!

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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. ...read more.

I recently moved to Japan from the USA and it's amazing. The cities are so bright and so beautiful, the lakes are so good to go canoeing in, and there's tons of family activities. So many fairs and festivals, the food is amazing, and the overall government is great. It's easy to live on a tight budget, and no, NOT EVERYTHING IS SUSHI! They have the best hamburgers in the world.

Love Japan, 9nth most competitive country in the world. - Allen

Yes knowing Japanese is plus and it takes time to make friends with locals but it is doubtlessly the most polite, disciplined, safe place in the world. crime rate is very low, you almost always get your lost items back.

Should be #1

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The Contenders

11 Netherlands Netherlands

We are so small that no one cares about us so don't attack

Netherlands is really safest country in the world live here best place

Yes that is so true I was born there.

It is a very safe country!

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12 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 .

Australia is a great country. It is safe, with nice people and good weather. There are also some very beautiful sights and wildlife which are unlike other countries. The education system is good with some very good schools and universities. The only problem is that it is rather expensive.

Australia should be 1 or at least in the top 3 because we have gun laws unlike other countries when a toddler comes behind you with a gun and just shoot you in Australia if that happens the child is taken away from the guardian and put in an adoption center.

Australia is good but its lost its way and is slowly turning into america. It was laid back but now its something of a police state. When new legislation is passed your only remaining right will be the right to vote. Pay is low, tax is high and housing is very expensive.

Australia is the best 💛

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13 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 ...read more.

Culture everywhere, low crime rates, this is the best place to live in the world.

14 New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand is great. Heaps of food sources, jobs and happy people. If a war broke out New Zealand has heaps of hills so it is hard for ships, planes and helicopters to launch bombs here. It has heaps of trees, nice little walks and a few big cities so you can go to the pub and shop. Overall I think New Zealand should rank higher in this list.

It's surrounded by water and does not bored onto other countries. I think it's safer then United States.

Because it's where I live. It's awesome here! - DunnaNunnaBatman

it so much

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15 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It is known as the most peaceful country on earth.

The country without army seems to be the most safe country in the world.

Its true, country without army sure it's so safe and fantastic country

How is Iceland below America? It's so safe that the police don't even carry guns and parents can leave young children unattended!

This is the safest country in the world with only 1 murder per year - lolingdog9000

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16 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

It has been 4th year living in Seoul. The best county I ever visited! People are nice and foods are amazing here. Everything is super quickly which makes my life more convenient. Love being in this country

The economy, food, and the people are just amazing! Everyone is so nice and you have many opportunities for new things here!

Korea is awesome country.

Best...

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17 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. ...read more.

Very low crime rate. I am Sri Lankan but for me this is the best country in the world along with Sri Lanka

Germany should be ranked much higher. It's the safest country in Europe. Munich is the safest city. As a woman, I feel safe anywhere in Munich at any time of the day.

Needs to top this list.

Deutschland is one of the safest, and most educated countries in the world

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18 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.

Happy to live in India. A rich Indian to live in India is the luckiest person in the whole world!

India is probably the safest country in world... I live in this country and believe me its like paradise

Country which can't get conquered due to over population.

It's the best

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19 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana ...read more.

South Africa is Probably the 2nd Safest Country in Africa the Safest city in South Africa is Cape Town
& Cape town is in the state of Southern Cape

20 Fiji Fiji Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island. V 1 Comment
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