Political stability and crime rates were among the criteria considered in this year’s Global Piece Index ranking.
Living dangerously is great (who doesn’t love white-water rafting), but there are times when feeling safe can be absolutely crucial. Safety can significantly affect how you feel about a location, which is especially true for solo travelers. However, since travel agencies don’t exactly promote crime and violence, it can occasionally be difficult to determine which destinations to visit are safe and which are… less so.
The Global Peace Index, a yearly study conducted by the Institute for Economics and Peace, ranks 163 countries around the world based on information about their political stability, relations with their Neighbours, the number of refugees they have, their use of nuclear weapons, their involvement in internal and external conflicts, their military spending, and their incarceration rates. It covers a lot more than just traveler personal safety, but it’s still a decent manual.
first on the list? Iceland is what that is. It has also been at Number One since 2008, in addition to everything else. According to the report, this area is perfect for a peaceful getaway because there aren’t any violent protests or criminal activity there.
Ireland, Denmark, and Austria make up the top five, with New Zealand coming in second. Therefore, Europe is the region to be in since seven of the top ten entries are found there.
For the fifth year running, Afghanistan performs the worst, followed by South Sudan, Yemen, Syria, and Russia. According to the report, there is currently a 0.3% decrease in overall world peace this year, which translates to a slightly decreased level of safety worldwide. not very good
While countries continue to recover from the previous few years, the report does predict that this situation will get better. There are many extremely tranquil locations that are only going to get more Zen, so if you’re looking to book a trip, there are plenty to choose from.
Here are the top ten safest countries in the world, according to the 2022 Global Piece Index.
- New Zealand
- Czech Republic
Since you asked, let me tell you that Singapore was rated as the world’s safest city in a recent 20,000-person survey that we conducted to determine the best cities in the world. Worth knowing if you want to go on your next significant trip safely.