Though crime can occur just about anywhere in the world, there are certain places where this is quite rare. As in the TOP 10 Safest Countries in the world announced by OpenTravel.com. TRAVEL-REVIEW.COM reports.
1. Cyprus Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is a destination where personal safety is guaranteed. Despite the conflicts with Turkey that divided the island into the South and the North in the 1970s, Cyprus is one of the safest places in Europe. The crime rate is minimal so you even do not have to lock the door of your house at night.
2. Denmark is another north European country that belongs to the safest countries in the world. The homicide rate is as low as 0.88 per 100,000 people. The rates of pick-pocketing are also very low. There is also in fact no danger to get attacked by an animal and you don’t have to be worried about any natural disasters either. It is an ideal land for biking, especially if you like it flat and you do not have to be afraid that somebody is going to steal your bike while getting your ice-cream.
3. Iceland is very famous for its hot water springs, geysers, and unspoiled nature. There is in fact only one city of importance called Reykjavik, so if you do not like seeing too many people, Iceland is an ideal place to visit. The murders rate is 0.00 and Iceland is with no doubt the safest country in the world! There are only 700 police officers in the country and they do not carry guns. The whole country has only 130 prisoners, who are allowed to go home for public holidays. There is also the lowest crime rate in the world!
4. Ireland, The green island famous for its culture, whiskey and beer, is also one of the safest countries in the world. It has one of the lowest homicide rates in Europe (0.32 per 100,000 people). The numbers also show that Dublin is far less dangerous than the major cities in Japan, Australia or Canada!
5. There are many people living in western countries who would die to eat real Japanese sushi while watching Fujisan, the saint mountain of Japan. Japan has however much more to offer and what more, you do not have to be worried to travel there even solo. The homicide rate is in Japan 0.44 per 100,000 inhabitants a year and thus Japan belongs with Singapore to the safest countries in Asia. Theft and crime are also very rare in Japan and in comparison with other Asian countries it should be considered as an extra safe destination. There are even lost and found services in Japan. If you leave something behind it is very probable you will find it exactly where you lost it!
6. Luxembourg is according to a Mercer survey the safest country in the world. Since it is a tiny state with only half a million people, this applies to the whole nation. People living in Luxembourg are said to be one of the most satisfied in the world and no wonder, the country has a highly developed economy and the highest Gross Domestic Product per capita in the world.
7. Beautiful landscape, mountains, lakes and seaside make New Zealand a dream of every traveller. No political unrest, stable economy and isolation make New Zealand one of the safest countries in the world. The homicide rate is 2.0, violent crime is almost unknown. No venomous animals such as spiders and snakes live in New Zealand. There are no shark attacks recorded on humans and in fact no danger of a natural disaster since the island is too far for tropical cyclones.
8. Norway is a Scandinavian country very famous for its fjords and white nights. What more? Norway is with its homicide rate of 0.71 per 100,000 also one of the safest countries in Europe. No wars, no political unrests, and even no natural disasters. It is an ideal country for a holiday especially if you do not like it hot. Nevertheless you can’t count with a low cost holiday here, among the Scandinavian countries Norway is the most expensive.
9. Singapore is a very popular place to visit. It is a melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Arabic and Western cultures. It is also one of the unique places in the world where there are in fact no conflicts between the cultures. Singapore is considered to be one of the safest places in the world! The homicide rate is only 0.38 per 100 000 inhabitants. This is extraordinarily low if we compare it, for example, with Venezuela and Honduras that have 58 and 52 intentional homicides per 100,000 people, respectively.
10. Switzerland is famous for its watches, trains, banks and mountains. As such it is a very popular tourism destination not only for hikers and skiers. Switzerland is also one of the safest countries in the world. According to the Mercer research Geneva, Bern and Zurich belong to the safest metropolises in the world. The homicide rate is 2.2 per 100,000 people a year.