December 2017 Travel Guide


Updated Tour Guide

Safest Countries in Europe

The safest countries in Europe for tourism and travel. These are rated out of 10.

Safest countries in Europe based on crime/homicide rates and drugs and crime, likelihood of terrorism and terrorism casualties, police force effectiveness, costs of security within the country on business, reliability of protection services, rates of property crime and violence.

Regional Rank Country 2017 2016
1 Finland 9.57 9.6
2 Iceland 9.43 9.3
3 Norway 9.14 8.7
4 Switzerland 9.14 9
5 Austria 9 9.2
6 Estonia 9 8.6
7 Luxembourg 9 9.2
8 Portugal 9 9
9 Slovenia 8.86 8.9
10 Spain 8.86 8.5
11 Sweden 8.86 8.7
12 Croatia 8.71 8.6
13 Denmark 8.71 8.4
14 Ireland 8.71 8.8
15 Netherlands 8.71 8.8
16 Georgia 8.57 8.57
17 Armenia 8.43 8.43
18 Belgium 8.43 8.8
19 Czech Republic 8.43 8.2
20 Malta 8.43 8.6
21 Azerbaijan 8.29 8.29
22 Cyprus 8.29 8.6
23 Latvia 8.29 8.3
24 Romania 8.29 7.7
25 Albania 8.14 7.6
26 Hungary 8.14 8.3
27 Lithuania 8.14 7.9
28 Poland 8.14 8.4
29 Tajikistan 8.14 8.14
30 Germany 8 8.7
31 Greece 8 7.8
32 Macedonia, FYR 8 8.2
33 Slovak Republic 8 7.9
34 Kazakhstan 7.86 7.86
35 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.71 7.71
36 France 7.71 7.8
37 Italy 7.71 8.1
38 Moldova 7.71 7.8
39 Montenegro 7.71 8.1
40 Serbia 7.71 7.8
41 United Kingdom 7.57 7.57
42 Bulgaria 7.29 7.5
43 Kyrgyz Republic 7.14 7.14
44 Russian Federation 6.14 5.6
45 Turkey 5.86 5.86
46 Ukraine 5 5

Dangers can lurk in any city, park or town and being a safe vacationer means paying attention and keeping yourself out of harms way. Crimes and violence can happen in the lowest rated European Country as it could happen in the safest rated country so these figures should only be used as a guide to help compare a safe travel destination.

To compare, the safety scores of the USA, Australia & Canada are:

Canada 8.71
(Safer than 31 countries / Less safe than 11 countries in this region)

Australia 8.71
(Safer than 31 countries / Less safe than 11 countries in this region)

United States 7.43
(Safer than 5 countries / Less safe than 41 countries in this region)

 

Data

Today’s travelers and tourists are more and more wanting to visit the natural beauty and remote regions of a country in order to discover more than just the big cities and commonly advertised attractions so now, more than ever, the safety and security of any particular destination is a key deciding factor of a the safety rating a country receives. These rankings presented here are based on the reliability of the police and legal protective system in a country as well as the rates of criminal activity and the potential for terrorism.

World Safety Rankings
Safest Countries in The Americas & Caribbean
Safest Countries in Oceania & Asia
Safest Countries in the Middle East & Africa

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