Top 10 Safest Countries to Live In the 21st Century


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.

Honestly, such an incredible place to live. True, it gets cold, but I feel at ease walking the streets, knowing that nobody around me is likely carrying a gun. Also, with (virtually) free healthcare, I live with the knowledge that the people I love will be able to seek treatment for any ailment or issue that should fall upon them. Great place to live and I am super excited to see what changes Prime Minister Trudeau makes in terms of helping refugees and saving the environment. - Matthewn1999

Being safer just proves that Canada is better than USA. Canada is better because it is safer less overpopulated less crime better place to raise kids plus Canadians live an average 3 years longer. Beat that. If you debate with an American and ask him what makes his country better he or she will just be like well...ummm we have beer at 7/11's That is not a real reason Einstein. Give me another reason. American be like: Well Canada is boaring. I say Canada is much more fun than you realize. You can go Sledding Snowboard Ski in the winter. Also in the summer in some parts of Canada it feels like Florida in the summer. So beat that.

Canada wins again?! Every list I go onto saying "top ten safest countries in the world" and Canada is always #1. we are the safest country in the world. safer than new zealend, Sweden or Denmark. Canada wins it all. I live in Stockholm, Sweden and I'm thinking of moving here. Its really beautiful and it sounds safe. Just as long as its not in Africa or Asia.

Love Montreal
So peaceful
So homey

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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.

It's voted one of the top 10 safest countries to live in at least 5 years in a row. Plus there's virtually no crime rate.

3 New Zealand New Zealand

Really? New Zealand is arguably the safest country in the entire world! I'm a female teen and I wouldn't care about worrying walking the streets alone at night. Couldn't say the same for other countries, though.

New Zealand is everything Canada is and more!

I believe we should be at no. 1, to be honest. Crime rate below 1% and is almost unheard of...

More sheeps than HUMANS lol

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4 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.

May India and Switzerland's relation always remain a good and healthy friend.

Switzerland NEVER EVER goes to war with anybody.

Welcome to switzerland safest country in the world

Almost has no military, has loads of fallout shelters and has remained neutral in every war, not even being harmed the smallest bit in WW1 and WW2. - MagmaFox

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5 Finland Finland
6 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 very nice country and one of the most peacful countries of the world.

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

Not anyone it ain't.
(neither Germany or France, the worst places in Europe nowadays) - SammySpore

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.

Nicest place in the world

It is most happiest country in the world

Crime rate is low, government is very good and so no

Should be #1

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9 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.

Yes Australia does have some poisonous animals but you just need to stay safe. We had an anti-gun law since 1996 and had only 13 mass shootings from 1973-1996.

Australia is actually a great place, I live there, and there is a whole bunch of nature. Some animals are only seen in Australia (Like the kangaroo)

You would get eaten by a snake. not very safe

How is Canada gonna avoid nuclear radiation when the us gets bombed in WW3? they can't

australia for the win lol

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

The Contenders

11 England England

You shut up your mouth demon that's a opinion to here loser

Who cares about England

England is the worst oh my god!

Other than wind and crazy Polish people it is completely safe.

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12 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.

The Muslims are not a problem, as someone said here, France is the multicultural country of Europe, and it's a real charm. Some problems occurred, yes, but the risk is low. The probability to be killed in a terrorist attack is 1000 times lower than to die in a a car crash during your daily working trip. And France has so many advantages, living in french Polynesia (120 islands) there is no more secure and relax. Just enjoy it!

The Muslim pig is a problem...

I'm living in France now, I have chosen this country for lots of things:
Life style, food, landscapes, cities, architectures, exhibitions, lagoons (French Polynesia), rain forest (French Guyana), diversity of people (120 Nationalities), fabulous castles (more than 20 000), health care etc...
But also for safety, even if some suburbs of cities are not so safe, but it's the same in any big cities.

13 Netherlands Netherlands
14 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 country is much safer than what somebody else think about other SEA countries...

This should be on top because this is the safest country to live in SEA Region!

No earthquakes, typhoons, hurricanes tsunamis or any form of natural disasters even hit here

Crime rate is low, government is good and so on

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15 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.

Very safe. Very agreeable spot.

I honestly think this is a beautiful country!

Such a beautiful country to live and all foriengers are always welcome here because we can communicate in English. The best English speaker in Asia even world.

The Philippines is a wonderful place to live in. It is also safe,because its Islands are separated from one another and its hard to go from island to island so it would be hard to get all its resources.

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

Sure... Argentina... safe... You should read an argentinian newspaper someday - keyson

As long as you're ok with dying then it's safe.

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

It should be in the top ten... Not here. Its 2nd safest country in world and 1ST in eruope if WW3 breaks out - rocky212

Ireland should be in the top 10... Not here it's the 2nd safest country in the world and 1st in EROUPE if ww3 breaks out

There is SO LOW crime rates here, you won't believe the newspapers.
Everyone is so friendly here and this is coming from an Indian.

18 Croatia 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.

Croatia is nice and peaceful. people are friendly as well

Croatia is one of the richest Balkan countries,same living standard as Hungary Czechia Poland Slovenia I think.
Croatian beaches and islands are awesome. - Eraklious

19 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.

Too many US haters on the internet. I am an immigrant and I like the US.

Fat people will kill you

You can't be serious. I 2012 there was over 12,000 murders. - TheCanadianLoyalist

The crime rate since Clinton has been lowered by 19.76%.
To 34%

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

Italy more peaceful than Bangladesh

As long as you're not relevant to the politic activity you're fine.

21 Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

It's to dangerous right now, I have heard that I.S has bomb one mosque in Bangladesh and they country are corrupt. - BeaM456

Less safest country in the world

Natural beauty is the main key...
Our culture can provide good thinking about our country...

22 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.
23 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.

Okay... - SpencerJC

24 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 are the richest former Yugoslav republics. - Eraklious

25 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.

China more safest city than Bangladesh

China more peaceful than Pakistan

China more peaceful than India

Best place in the world

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26 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.

Germany only just before Italy?
When we see the pitiful behavior of Italians concerning refugees...

27 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.

It is the most happiest country in the world

28 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second more.

I'm very safe here

Meri bulaki country is this country

29 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The language is Persian.
30 Qatar Qatar Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
31 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.

Only if you are catholic, man and...

ISIS kind of wants to take it over, but whatever you say.

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

Greece is strongest economy and military power of Balkans. - Eraklious

It is safe unless you go to one non puplic place :3

33 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.

India more safest city than Bangladesh

India more peaceful than Bangladesh

India more safest than Bangladesh

It should be number 1 because india is a safety country in world

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34 Jordan Jordan Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.

It's the safest arab country, because our king provides us with everything this country needs!

35 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.

The hospitality is great, just make sure to be a communist and to be politically important, or else you're in for quite a treat.

Best place in the world

I think crimes is virually non-existent in North Korea.

My leader is awesome!

He rape girls!

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

You should be kidding...

Brazil and Argentina are the richest and most relevant nations of SouthAmerica. - Eraklious

37 Namibia Namibia Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.
38 Malawi Malawi Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland.
39 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia.
40 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.
41 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle east) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic The capital city is Riyadh.
42 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.
43 Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopia is a relevant nation to Africa,but it needs more railways thou. - Eraklious

44 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.
45 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.
46 Somalia Somalia

Parts of Somalia are under Ethiopian influence.
i hope the Somali internal conflict will finally end peacefully. - Eraklious

47 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.
48 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.
49 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.
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