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.