The Top 13 World's Safest Countries 2023 (For Women & All)

The top 13 safest countries in the world 2022.


The safest countries in the world are countries that have lower GPI (Global Peace Index). GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. The lower the GPI, the more peaceful the place is. 


The GPI score of each country is from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) 2021 data. This data will be used to measure the safest countries in 2022. The reality is there is no country on earth today that is 100% completely safe. 


However, the countries on the list are safe as there is a low crime rate there. In fact, there is one country mentioned here where people hardly engage in stealing. 


Notwithstanding, despite the prestige and reputation of these places, when you get there, that doesn’t mean you should let down your guard completely. Furthermore, some countries on this list have low GPI because they do not have dangerous wildlife, even the smallest pest, the mosquito. 


Likewise, some countries here do not experience natural disasters making the place safe. And many more fascinating pieces of information about these countries here. 


These are the top 13 world's safest countries 2023 (for women and all), they are,

  • Iceland
  • New Zealand
  • Denmark
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Ireland
  • Czech Republic
  • Canada

And three more countries, check them out, their GPI score, populations, and lots more. Keep reading!




1. Iceland                                

Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world.
Reykjavík, Iceland. Image credit: See. News

GPI: 1.100

Population: 344,848


For the past 13 years in a row, this country remains the safest. There is a lower crime rate in this country, the community has trust in police, and there is less corruption and among others. 


In the country, police do not carry guns because criminal acts are rare. One of the reasons why there is a low crime rate in this place is the country's culture, its homogenous population, in which people are similar. 


The people there have a sensible friendly peaceful character yet strong. They considered themselves as one big family and actually they are. For example, if a bike is stolen, due to the population, the person stealing the bike will be related to the owner. 


Moreover, there are high employment rates for this there are fewer reasons to commit crimes like stealing. The murder rate is very low, per year; it is usually from 0 to 1.5. And if such incidents happen, people will talk about it for years. 


Everyone is entitled to practice his own religion and women are no longer looked down upon as they can be paid the same wage as men for the same work. The general language spoken in the country is English, there are no tribal differences. 


The country has amazingly fresh air, which people talk about because there is no pollution or bombing, it is an island at the center of the Atlantic Ocean. The country is so peaceful that there is no bodyguard, everyone feels safe, in fact, the president does not have a bodyguard. 


Even at this, out of ignorance, people still experience prejudice there. Additionally, there are no harmful animals, like snakes, poisonous spiders, bears, mosquitoes, and so on. The only harmful animal that can be found there is the Arctic fox. 


You can camp in the forest without the fear of being bitten by pests. Reykjavik is the country's capital and it makes up 2/3 percent of the population as there are around 200,000 people living in the capital city. 




2. New Zealand                       

New Zealand is on the list of the safest countries in the world.
Lake Pukaki, New Zealand. Image credit: Casey Horner / Unsplash 

GPI: 1.253

Population: 4, 886, 204


New Zealand is known as a relaxing destination. Some New Zealanders will go out without locking their houses and they will even leave their engine running. People trust each other there. 


People do not worry about others stealing their belongings, that they do not hold their bag so tight to themselves when they meet someone even at night. Even though serious crime does exist, the rate at which it happens is very low. 


New Zealanders believed that individuals are free to choose whatever lifestyle they want. They believed strict laws must be followed and police as well do not harass. Police do not carry firearms in this country.  


People here are easygoing, and the place is free from strife and violence between communities. There is less corruption in the country. Also, there is no snake or other dangerous wildlife there.  




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3. Denmark                             

Denmark is among the safest countries in the world.
Image credit: Unimustbd

GPI: 1.256

Population: 5, 825, 198


Denmark and New Zealand GPI has nearly the same score as both are on the top list. It is one out of the extremely safe place. Denmark is situated in Scandinavia, north of Germany. 


They do not involve in some internal affairs as part of the European Union even though they have once played a crucial role in the economic and political integration of Europe. 


Petty crimes such as pickpockets are very low. But it is good to remain alert all the time as well. Kidnapping or Muggings do not happen in this country. Still, it is advisable to avoid strangers offering you a drink if you travel to this country. 


This country is not known for scamming or terrorist attacks. Unlike other European countries, this country does not experience natural disasters. Some places you can remain vigilant in Demark include, Orsteds Parken in Copenhagen because gay men soliciting travelers have been reported there.




4. Portugal                                  

Portugal is one out of the safest countries in the world.
Image credit: Svetlana Shemetiuk / Pexels

GPI: 1.267

Population: 10, 149, 230


Portugal is one of the popular destinations as it is one of the safest countries in the world in 2023. The country is filled with breathtaking Islands and beaches as well as beautiful architecture. 


This country has a low crime rate, criminality acts are very rare, and when it happens, it’s typically happening to some isolated bad areas. 


But there have been reports of petty stealing in areas where there are visitors. So visitors are advised to be watchful of their belongings. Aside from that, the country is safe. 




5. Slovenia                                

Among the safest countries in the world is Slovenia.
Image credit: Theglobetrotter

GPI: 1.315

Population: 2, 079, 397


Note that this is Slovenia and not Slovakia. It is a small country with a relatively small population. Transportation in this country is reliable and safe. Visitors are advised to negotiate transport prices before getting into a taxi to avoid clashes. 


It is a safe place, as violent crime is unusual; the only concern is petty theft which is not a too big problem. Visitors are advised to be watchful of bag snatchers and pickpockets. 


Even though people in this country occasionally do experience tremors, since it is on an earthquake fault line, they are not threatened by natural disasters. 


Kidnapping in Slovenia is unusual, yet, isolated areas should be avoided. There is no terrorist attack in this country. It is considered by some as the safest country in Europe and of course from the GPI’s score, . 




6. Austria                                

On the list of the safest countries in the world is Austria.
Tiny Alpine village Hallstatt is an idyllic destination, in Austria

GPI: 1.317

Population: 9, 089, 960


It is situated in Central Europe. When people hear about this country, what comes to their mind is German beer and snowy mountains. 


This country is certainly one of the safest countries in the world in 2023 that many dreams of vacation as for winter lovers and skiing. In crowded areas, pickpocketing is common. Bicycle theft is also common in large cities but rarely happens in small towns. Criminal acts rarely occur. 


If you are to visit this country, don't worry about being kidnapped or being mugged. A terrorist attack is the least concern there, although, in 2016, a terrorist attack was prevented in Vienna, one of the country's cities. 




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7. Switzerland                          

Part of the safest countries in the world is Switzerland.
Lauterbrunnen,Switzerland. Image credit: Tim Trade / Unsplash 

GPI: 1.323

Population: 8, 757, 995


This country has the most stable economy and the highest standards of living. Even in history, this country has always been neutral when it comes to wars. In 1920, the league of the nation recognized Switzerland as a neutral state. 


That is 2017, becoming a victim of crime is 0.3%. Swiss people are well educated, 86% of these people have a high school diploma. 


For this, people in this country are not drawn to a criminal act. Although the country has strict laws including gun control laws, people there are law-abiding citizens. 


Their law also helps everyone in the country to be entitled to the same job, pay and education. Even at this, you need to take precautions when you visit this country as there small crimes like minor property offenses and pickpocketing.




8. Ireland                                  

Ireland is the eighth on the list of the safest countries in the world.
Image credit: Matthis / Pexels

GPI: 1.326

Population: 5, 028, 515


A criminal act is fairly low but there are pickpocketing in tourist areas. Irish people are welcoming and are passionate about others. In the country, Galway is at the top of the safest place. 


The city is also known as the Cultural Heart of Ireland. It is a beautiful place where traditional Irish songs and dance thrive. Yet, pickpocketing crime still happens there. 


Ireland is among , even though until now there are still offenses there, although small. The country is called Emerald Isle as there are charming villages, hiking opportunities, ancient monasteries, and the place is packed with greenery.




9. Czech Republic (Czechia)        

Czech Republic (Czechia) is a nice place on the list of the safest countries in the world.
Image credit: Travelpassionate

GPI: 1.329

Population: 10, 741, 037


Generally in this country, there is little crime. Visitors experience little to no difficulties. Nonetheless, in public transportation, city centers, and crowded places, belongings should not be left unattended as they can be stolen. 


Visitors are encouraged to avoid men and women that act as prostitutes as they are often related to pickpockets. Also, do not leave food or drink in the care of strangers. There have been no terrorist attacks in this country. 




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10. Canada                             

Canada is one out of the safest countries in the world which is beautiful.
Image credit: Jameswheeler / Pixabay 

GPI: 1.330

Population: 38, 283, 900


Canada is a wonderful place, where you experience the freshness of nature from rugged mountains to rainforests and to the beautiful Niagara Falls, Moraine Lake, and more. 


It is a mix of French and British heritage countries. Police are trusted in this country, they are easy to contact and they respond promptly. The crime rate here is low. 


However, valuables need to be protected including passports. In addition to that, during the winter, caution needs to be taken, as there can be extremely cold weather and the summer can be hot that sometimes results in wildfires in the countryside. Aside from that, the place is safe.




11. Singapore                            

Singapore is one of the safest countries in the world as well as in Asia.
Image credit: Cegoh / Pixabay 

GPI: 1.347

Population: 5, 925, 526


This country is a pleasant country that it is one of the safest  as well acountries in the world and in Asia in 2023. In addition to that, it is a clean country that you will not think of littering the place. People are safe in this country even at night. 


This country has strict laws including laws on chewing gum, smoking, and drinking. Cities are free from smoke, Jaywalking as well as chewing gum is illegal. If caught with drugs, it can result in death. 


Police do not stay in many locations like how they are found in the USA. Singaporeans have medium education and even the locals can speak English. 


Things are less expensive in this country and people here are very approachable. The crime rate is low in this country, yet drug-related offenses, scams, and pickpocketing are the common crimes.




12. Japan                                 

Japan is the 12th on the list of the safest countries in the world.
Tokyo Tower, Minato-ku, Japan. Image credit: Jezael Melgoza / Unsplash 

GPI: 1.373

Population: 125,858,055


Visitors are often amazed at how people usually leave their belongings in this country. Everyone feels safe in this country, crime such as theft is rare and other crimes generally. 


This country would have been between 2 to 5 on this list, but the reason the country dropped below the top 10 among the safest countries in the world is that they experience natural disasters. 


The geographical location of this country is not favorable, as it is on the region’s tectonic plates. People experience earthquakes, typhoons, flooding, and, tsunamis. If you want to travel to this country, be mindful of the season and be updated regularly as to the weather. 




13. Finland                                   

Finland is a beautiful place on the list of the safest countries in the world.
Image credit: Educations.com

GPI: 1.402

Population: 5, 554,601


Finland is a perfect place for tourists even for solo travelers as it is one of the safest countries in the world. There is a lack of dangerous wild animals. The country also ranks as the first place regarding police reliable services. 


Its crime rate is low but not completely free of crime such as other countries mentioned above as there is pickpocketing. 


Helsinki is one of the big cities in the country where people are friendly and warm, even at that, it is important to protect your belongings.  Rural areas are safer compares to urban areas. The most safety issue here is related to car accidents. 




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