Country Rankings on Safety and Security

Iceland was ranked as the safest country in the world

The Global Finance ranking has recently published its study on the world's safest countries 2019 covering 128 countries.

The countries with insufficient and missing data were not included which may lead to miscalculations.

The index used were based on 3 factors:

1) War and peace;
2) Personal security; and
3) Natural disaster risk

The study revealed that Iceland is the world's safest country with a score of 6.16. Following the top 5 are Switzerland (7.01), Finland (7.04), Portugal (7.07), and Austria (7.0).

The top 5 least safe countries ranked in the list are Philippines (17.40), Yemen (15.93), Guatemala (15.81), El Salvador (15.43), and Nigeria (14.88).

2019 Global Finance Safety Index


Rank CountrySafety Index Score
1Iceland6.16
2Switzerland7.01
3Finland7.04
4Portugal7.07
5Austria7.08
6Norway7.27
7Qatar7.28
8Singapore7.34
9Denmark7.41
10New Zealand7.42
11Canada7.42
12Slovenia7.44
13Sweden7.5
14Czech Republic7.68
15Spain7.81
16Ireland7.82
17Estonia7.89
18Australia7.95
19Belgium7.98
20Germany8.09
21United Arab Emirates8.21
22Croatia8.27
23Oman8.34
24Latvia8.45
25Lithuania8.49
26Slovakia8.53
27Poland8.54
28Hungary8.61
29Mongolia8.74
30Bhutan8.79
31Netherlands8.82
32Cyprus8.88
33Romania8.88
34South Korea8.93
35Uruguay8.93
36France9.01
37Kuwait9.1
38United Kingdom9.21
39Malaysia9.22
40Italy9.23
41Botswana9.25
42Bulgaria9.27
43Japan9.49
44Kazakhstan9.5
45Morocco9.53
46Moldova9.58
47Laos9.61
48Jordan9.67
49Georgia9.68
50Argentina9.8
51Rwanda9.98
52Zambia9.98
53Namibia10
54Saudi Arabia10.02
55Bahrain10.02
56Bosnia and Herzegovina10.04
57Greece10.13
58Serbia10.14
59North Macedonia10.24
60Paraguay10.25
61Chile10.25
62Armenia10.25
63Ghana10.27
64Panama10.27
65United States of America10.3
66Malawi10.33
67Bolivia10.39
68Tajikistan10.48
69Albania10.48
70Sri Lanka10.53
71Azerbaijan10.56
72Gabon10.57
73Mauritius10.72
74Tunisia10.77
75Ecuador10.81
76Nepal10.82
77Iran10.84
78Lesotho10.88
79Tanzania11.02
80Senegal11.08
81China11.11
82Algeria11.14
83Vietnam11.15
84Brazil11.15
85Peru11.22
86Sierra Leone11.26
87Indonesia11.27
88Madagascar11.32
89Kyrgyzstan11.43
90Benin11.6
91Uganda11.62
92Israel11.64
93Zimbabwe11.84
94Côte d'Ivoire11.85
95Mozambique11.91
96Ethiopia12.01
97Costa Rica12.02
98Nicaragua12.06
99Trinidad and Tobago12.19
100Thailand12.27
101South Africa12.33
102Dominican Republic12.48
103Egypt12.63
104Mauritania12.76
105Mexico12.82
106India12.85
107Turkey12.94
108Russia12.94
109Cambodia12.96
110Jamaica13.02
111Kenya13.13
112Lebanon13.43
113Burundi13.46
114Honduras13.55
115Cameroon13.56
116Ukraine13.91
117Democratic Republic of the Congo13.96
118Venezuela13.98
119Mali14.15
120Chad14.31
121Bangladesh14.66
122Colombia14.79
123Pakistan14.8
124Nigeria14.88
125El Salvador15.43
126Guatemala15.81
127Yemen15.93
128Philippines17.7

 

Source: Global Finance
Full report: 2019 Global Safety Index