World’s safest countries

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10. Sweden

Forget the gloomy, rain-soaked Scandi crime dramas.

Northern Europe’s liberal bastion Sweden is one of the safest countries on the planet.

9. Austria

Austria remains a largely-friendly, beautiful place where you’re unlikely to meet a sticky end.

8. Switzerland

The first thing you notice about Switzerland, when you get over all the awe-inspiring natural beauty, is that the country is absolutely awash with guns.

7. Germany

2,100 murders in a population of 80 million is still pretty good, especially when you consider the US (pop. 318 million) has recorded over fifteen thousand in recent years.

6. Norway

Norway with population of 5M, remains one of the coolest, most-attractive, most-hassle free countries in the world.

5. Denmark

No mass-casualty Islamist terror attack has yet taken place, leading to global praise for Denmark’s intelligence services and anti-extremism units.

4. Iceland

The people there really, truly, deeply care about one another.

With a population of only 323,000, the cliché of people still leaving their doors unlocked at night is true.

3. Japan

An island nation of 127 million, Japan is notorious for its meme-ready weirdness, its ultra-strict work culture, and for being so safe even its Yakuza gangsters refuse to carry guns.

2. Luxembourg

It has the lowest violent crime rate, and the second lowest murder rate in the whole of the OECD.

The reason for all this may be due to the high standards of living and extremely low poverty rates in the nation.

1. Singapore

The safest country on Earth. Tiny Singapore is home to 5.3 million people crammed into an area almost four times smaller than Rhode Island (pop. 1 million)

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