Safest Countries in the World

on 09 May 2021


The list below is based on the Global Finance magazine's safety index factors in risks of natural disaster with crime, terrorism and war. 
Rank Country Global Finance Safety Index Score
1 Iceland 6.16
2 Switzerland 7.01
3 Finland 7.04
4 Portugal 7.07
5 Austria 7.08
6 Norway 7.27
7 Qatar 7.28
8 Singapore 7.34
9 Denmark 7.41
10 New Zealand 7.42
11 Canada 7.42
12 Slovenia 7.44
13 Sweden 7.50
14 Czech Republic 7.68
15 Spain 7.81
16 Ireland 7.82
17 Estonia 7.89
18 Australia 7.95
19 Belgium 7.98
20 Germany 8.09
21 United Arab Emirates 8.21
22 Croatia 8.27
23 Oman 8.34
24 Latvia 8.45
25 Lithuania 8.49
26 Slovakia 8.53
27 Poland 8.54
28 Hungary 8.61
29 Mongolia 8.74
30 Bhutan 8.79
31 Netherland 8.82
32 Cyprus 8.88
33 Romania 8.88
34 South Korea 8.93
35 Uruguay 8.93
36 France 9.01
37 Kuwait 9.10
38 United Kingdom 9.21
39 Malaysia 9.22
40 Italy 9.23
41 Botswana 9.25
42 Bulgaria 9.27
43 Japan 9.49
44 Kazakhstan 9.50
45 Morocco 9.53
46 Moldova 9.58
47 Laos 9.61
48 Jordan 9.67
49 Georgia 9.68
50 Argentina 9.80
51 Rwanda 9.98
52 Zambia 9.98
53 Nambia 10.00
54 Saudi Arabia 10.02
55 Bahrain 10.02
56 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10.04
57 Greece 10.13
58 Serbia 10.14
59 Macedonia 10.24
60 Paraguay 10.25
61 Chile 10.25
62 Armenia 10.25
63 Ghana 10.27
64 Panama 10.27
65 United States 10.30
66 Malawi 10.33
67 Bolivia 10.39
68 Tajikistan 10.48
69 Albania 10.48
70 Sri Lanka 10.53
71 Azerbaijan 10.56
72 Gabon 10.57
73 Mauritius 10.72
74 Tunisia 10.77
75 Ecuador 10.81
76 Nepal 10.82
77 Iran 10.84
78 Lesotho 10.88
79 Tanzania 11.02
80 Senegal 11.08
81 China 11.11
82 Algreia 11.14
83 Vietnam 11.15
84 Brazil 11.15
85 Peru 11.22
86 Sierra Leone 11.26
87 Indonesia 11.27
88 Madagascar 11.32
89 Kyrgyzstan 11.43
90 Benin 11.60
91 Uganda 11.62
92 Israel 11.64
93 Zimbabwe 11.84
94 Cote d'Ivoire 11.85
95 Mozambique 11.91
96 Ethiopia 12.01
97 Costa Rica 12.02
98 Nicaragua 12.06
99 Trinidad and Tobago 12.19
100 Thailand 12.27
101 South Africa 12.33
102 Dominican Republic 12.48
103 Egypt 12.63
104 Mauritania 12.76
105 Mexico 12.82
106 India 12.85
107 Turkey 12.94
108 Russia 12.94
109  Cambodia 12.96
110 Jamaica 13.02
111 Kenya 13.13
112 Lebanon 13.43
113 Burundi 13.46
114 Honduras 13.55
115 Cameroon 13.56
116 Ukraine 13.91
117 Congo 13.96
118 Venezuela 13.98
119 Mali 14.15
120 Chad 14.31
121 Bangladesh 14.66
122 Colombia 14.79
123 Pakistan 14.80
124 Nigeria 14.88
125 El Salvador 15.43
126 Guatemala 15.81
127 Yemen 15.93
128 Philippines 17.70
Ten most dangerous countries

1- Syria: The war-torn country remains the least peaceful in the world, a position it has held for the past five years.

2- Afghanistan: The country has incurred some of the largest economic costs of violence in the world, at 63% of its GDP in 2017.

3- South Sudan: An intense power struggle has seen the eight-year-old country dip in and out of major famine, leaving 200,000 children at risk of death from malnutrition.

4- Iraq: The Washington Post reports that “for the first time in years, people are starting to have fun and nightlife is back”, but 16 years of brutal war has left the country critically unstable and attacks are still frequent.

5- Somalia: The most recent statistics from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) reported 1,228 murders between January and September 2017, about half of which were committed by militant group Al-Shabab.

6- Yemen: The World Health Organization (WHO) says there have been 1.2 million cases of suspected or confirmed cholera in Yemen since April 2017, following the outbreak of its brutal civil war.

7- Libya: Amnesty International says that, since the fall of the Gaddafi government in 2011, Libya has been plagued with ethnic cleansing, extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, torture and human trafficking.

8- Democratic Republic of the Congo: More than 100 armed groups remained active in eastern Congo’s North Kivu and South Kivu, Human Rights Watch says, while a 2010 study found that four women were raped every five minutes in the country.

9- Central African Republic: Out of a population of 4.6 million, 640,969 people have been displaced by a worsening sectarian conflict, the Council of Foreign Relations reports.

10- Russia: On the Global Peace Index, Russia fared poorly in the “terrorism impact”, “violent crime” and “political terror” categories.

Sources: World Economic Forum, The Global Institute For Peace and theweek.co.uk/
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