In today’s world, safety is the utmost concern for everyone in the world. There are terrorist attacks, drugs, violence and more around every corner it seems and the chances of bad crimes happening to residents and tourists in some areas is extremely high. Whether you are looking for a safe place to travel or an area to move your family to, wouldn’t it be nice to know that there is safety outside when you walk through the streets? There are perhaps more safe places in the world than you may realize. Check out the top 10 safest countries in the world to live or travel, pack up your bags, and discover what it feels like to be safe.

10. Austria

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Safety and security combined with historic cities, amazing architecture and beautiful scenery all combine to make Austria both a great place to live and a beautiful place to visit. You can walk day and night through the streets enjoying the view of snow covered mountains or you can relax and never need to worry about something bad happening while you are there.

9. Denmark

Thanks to Denmark’s rules of equality in all things including gender and human rights you will find a very low crime rate. It is safe for families who want a safe place to raise their kids and it has excitement for tourists. If you are interested in seeing what peace is all about, this is the place for you to see.

8. Sweden

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(Stockholm City At Night)

Peace and safety are the best features you will find when you go to Sweden. The country, whether you are in the biggest city of Stockholm or in the more rural areas, you will be able to walk about safely and enjoy a laid back atmosphere. Other residents will respect your rights and there is very little to no crime.

7. Switzerland

(photo: Alejandro Forero-Cuervo)

Even the largest cities can be safe and Switzerland proves it continuously. In fact, it is home to five of the most welcoming and safe metropolitan areas in the world. Combine that with the amazing scenery you will have the luxury to view while you are there and you cannot go wrong. There are also many things to enjoy while you are visiting and even more to do if you are one of the lucky ones who call it home.

6. Norway

Wealth combined with safety is the mixture you will discover when you visit Norway. There is virtually no risk of terrorists attacking this great area. The residents also have tremendous respect for all human rights as well as personal freedom. This makes it a perfect place for new residents to come in to raise their family. It also makes a wonderful place for tourists to visit if you have a desire to see firsthand the mountains and picturesque fishing villages that are abundant in this area.

5. Finland

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Finland is the place to be if you want to visit or live in an area that has high value placed upon human rights, democracy and civil liberty. It also works well if you have a desire to explore beautiful scenery, architecture and more. You will also never have to worry about going belly up if you move to Finland because it not only has a high amount of social diversity but it also ranks high on the economic scale. Safety, security, and money are all available in this majestic area.

4. Singapore

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Residents and tourists alike are welcome to come and join the street fairs and gardens in Singapore. There are enough things going on to keep even the more hard to entertain tourist busy and residents are able to go out every night and safely walk the streets if they want to. It is perhaps one of the most laid back areas in the world but you will still have more to do than you can imagine. The government has some very strict rules which ensure safety is never a concern to anyone while they are in this amazing country.

3. Canada

Residents of Canada are allowed to express their individuality and tourists are extremely welcomed here. This may come as a surprise to most but in all honesty, Canada is very diverse in its customs due to all of the immigrants who now call it home. This is the perfect place to call home if you want to continue with your traditions and it is also perhaps one of the safest countries to visit as well.

2. New Zealand

New Zealand

Whether you want safety or you want beauty, New Zealand can accommodate it all. Photographs feature icy glaciers, fields bursting with colors and mountains that rise up in splendor above the ground. The thing that you cannot see in photographs is how welcoming all of the area’s residents are. It does not matter whether you are enjoying the scenic countryside or one of the major cities, you will find a variety of cultures mingling and enjoying time together and this will ensure that you are allowed to feel safe no matter when you plan to go out and enjoy all that it has to offer.

1. Iceland

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(Reykjavík, Capital of Iceland, Photo Credit)

Tourists and residents are considered equal in this beautiful area. They will both receive the same secure feeling and each are protected from crimes in the same way. For residents, there is also a lot of income within the area. For tourists, you will have plenty of things to do with all of the attractions in the area. In a world where everyone deals with insecurity; Iceland offers peaceful hot springs, chilling glaciers, and all the good things in life. All you have to do is be willing to endure a somewhat frosty climate.

It does not matter what your heart may long for, what your wallet can afford or what nationality you may be. Security and a feeling of safety should be within your reach. The areas that understand this human desire are the top 10 safest countries in the world to live or travel to. Are you ready to start packing your bags and leave your troubles behind? You have earned the right to do so without fear.