The safest and the most dangerous countries in the world 2016

Safety is a pretty big concern for any traveler. All those art museums, historical landmarks, and chill bars are going to be really hard to enjoy if you’re not safe. On that note, here are the safest and the most dangerous countries in the world. The 2016 Global Peace Index,  was put together by the Institute for Economics and Peace, measured the safety and peacefulness of 163 countries according to “23 qualitative and quantitative indicators.” 

VERY HIGH SAFETY 

1 Iceland 1.192 2 Denmark 1.246 3 Austria 1.278 4 New Zealand 1.287 5 Portugal 1.356 6 Czech Republic 1.360 7 Switzerland 1.370 8 Canada 1.388 9 Japan 1.395 10 Slovenia 1.408 11 Finland 1.429 

 

HIGH SAFETY 

12 Ireland 1.433 13 Bhutan 1.445 14 Sweden 1.461 15 Australia 1.465 16 Germany 1.486 17 Norway 1.500 18 Belgium 1.528 19 Hungary 1.534 20 Singapore 1.535 21 Netherlands 1.541 22 Poland 1.557 23 Mauritius 1.559 24 Slovakia 1.603 25 Spain 1.604 26 Croatia 1.633 27 Chile 1.635 28 Botswana 1.639 29 Bulgaria 1.646 30 Malaysia 1.648 31 Romania 1.649 32 Latvia 1.680 33 Costa Rica 1.699 34 Qatar 1.716 35 Uruguay 1.726 36 Estonia 1.732 37 Lithuania 1.735 38 Madagascar 1.763 39 Italy 1.774 40 Zambia 1.783 41 Taiwan 1.787 42 Indonesia 1.799 43 Sierra Leone 1.805 44 Ghana 1.809 45 Malawi 1.817 46 France 1.829 47 United Kingdom 1.830 48 Serbia 1.834 49 Panama 1.837 50 Mongolia 1.838 51 Kuwait 1.842 52 Laos 1.852 53 South Korea 1.858 54 Albania 1.867 55 Namibia 1.873 56 Timor-Leste 1.879 57 Montenegro 1.884 58 Tanzania 1.899 59 Vietnam 1.906 

 

MEDIUM  SAFETY

60 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.915 61 United Arab Emirates1.931 62 Equatorial Guinea 1.940 63 Lesotho 1.941 64 Tunisia 1.949 65 Moldova 1.953 66 Togo 1.954 67 Argentina 1.957 68 Mozambique 1.963 69 Nicaragua 1.975 70 Senegal 1.978 71 Cyprus 1.994 72 Benin 1.998 72 Liberia 1.998 74 Oman 2.016 75 Kazakhstan 2.019 76 Ecuador 2.020 77 Kosovo 2.022 78 Nepal 2.026 79 Gabon 2.033 80 Paraguay 2.037 81 Bolivia 2.038 82 Greece 2.044 83 Bangladesh 2.045 84 Trinidad and Tobago 2.056 85 Georgia 2.057 85 Cuba 2.057 85 Peru 2.057 88 Burkina Faso 2.063 89 Haiti 2.066 90 Swaziland 2.074 91 Morocco 2.086 92 The Gambia 2.091 92 Jamaica 2.091 94 Macedonia (FYR) 2.092 95 Guyana 2.105 96 Jordan 2.127 97 Sri Lanka 2.133 98 Angola 2.140 99 Papua New Guinea 2.143 99 Dominican Republic 2.143 101 Uganda 2.148 101 Guinea 2.148 103 United States of America 2.154 104 Cambodia 2.161 105 Brazil 2.176 106 Belarus 2.202 106 Turkmenistan 2.202 108 Algeria 2.213 109 Uzbekistan 2.216 110 Armenia 2.218 111 Honduras 2.237 111 El Salvador 2.237 113 Niger 2.239 114 Republic of the Congo 2.249 115 Myanmar 2.256 116 Guinea-Bissau 2.264 117 Guatemala 2.270 118 Cote d’ Ivoire 2.279 119 Ethiopia 2.284 120 China 2.288 121 Djibouti 2.292 122 Tajikistan 2.293 123 Mauritania 2.295 124 Kyrgyz Republic 2.297 125 Thailand 2.312 126 South Africa 2.316 127 Zimbabwe 2.322 128 Rwanda 2.323 129 Saudi Arabia 2.338 130 Cameroon 2.356 131 Kenya 2.379

 

LOW SAFETY 

Bahrain 2.398 133 Iran 2.411 134 Azerbaijan 2.450 135 Eritrea 2.460 136 Chad 2.464 137 Mali 2.489 138 Burundi 2.500 139 Philippines 2.511 140 Mexico 2.557 141 India 2.566 142 Egypt 2.574 143 Venezuela 2.651 144 Israel 2.656 145 Turkey 2.710 146 Lebanon 2.752 147 Colombia 2.764 148 Palestine 2.832 149

 

VERY LOW SAFETY 

149 Nigeria 2.877 150 North Korea 2.944 151 Russia 3.079 152 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.112 153 Pakistan 3.145 154 Libya 3.200 155 Sudan 3.269 156 Ukraine 3.287 157 Central African Republic 3.354 158 Yemen 3.399 159 Somalia 3.414 160 Afghanistan 3.538 161 Iraq 3.570 162 South Sudan 3.593 163 Syria 3.806