The 10 Safest Countries In The World


The Legatum Institute has released their yearly Prosperity Index which measures a country’s prosperity by using several factors besides just GDP. One of the factors includes safety & security which can be a significant variable in the lives of the country’s citizens. Here are the countries that were ranked with the highest safety ranking in 2013:

1. Hong Kong: Ranked as the safest country in 2013. Less than 1% of Hong Kong’s citizens reported being assaulted when they took the survey.

2. Iceland: Violent crimes are basically non exsistant in Iceland and people have been known to leave their bikes unlocked on the street because of how safe it is.

3. Sweden: People in Sweden really don’t have to worry about safety issues as long as they use common sense.

4. Finland: Finland has a very low rate of violent crimes. Most safety issues have to do with theft where 12.3% of the poeple reported having something stolen in the last year.

5. Ireland: Also a country with very low violent crimes and small theft issues.

6. Norway: 88.5% percent of Norway’s citizens feel safe walking at night.

7. Canada: Only 1.3% of people in Canada have been assaulted in the past year.

8. Denmark: Crime rates are very low in Denmark and overall the citizens feel very safe.

9. Taiwan: Taiwan has a very low rate of thefts and 74.5% of the people feel safe walking alone at night.

10. Luxembourg: Another safe country in Europe where only 12.4% of the people reported having somthing stolen.


Sources: Legatum Institute, BBC, About


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Joey Bonura is from Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Panama more than two years ago to finish his degree in International Business. He enjoyed the hot tropical weather and the lifestyle on offer in Panama City so much that he decided to make this his permanent residence.