Slovenia Is Number Seven among the World’s Safest Countries

According to the Institute of Economics and Peace, Slovenia is named seventh out of 163 countries within the ranking of the world’s safest countries, having improved its last year indicator by three positions. Thus, Slovenia has almost repeated its record achievements of 2010 and 2011, when it took the 5th place.

The Institute of Economics and Peace assesses the level of safety based on 23 criteria (the level of crime, relations with neighbouring states, political terror, import and export of weapons, the number of refugees, the number of murders and suicides, etc.) A 5-point scale (from 1 to 5) characterizes each criterion. The lower the point is, the higher the safety level is.

For the tenth consecutive year, Iceland heads the world ranking, while Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq take the last positions.

The list of the ten safest countries in the world according to the Institute of Economics and Peace:

  1. Iceland
  2. New Zealand
  3. Portugal
  4. Austria
  5. Denmark
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Slovenia
  8. Canada
  9. Switzerland
  10. Ireland