Canada ranked second safest country in the world

Feb 11 2020, 7:13 am

Besides being the #1 country in the world for quality of life, Canada is also ranked as one of the safest places globally.

While Canada also ranked as theย fifth best country in the world for women,ย third in business, and second in terms ofย citizenship rankings, the latest survey from the US News & World Report has put Canada on top when it comes to safety.

“Safety is one of the top priorities for nations worldwide, be it in better protecting its citizens on the streets, guarding them against wrongdoing, or even safeguarding them against online crime,” reads the report by US News.

European countries dominated this year’s list of safest countries, with Switzerland coming in at first place.

Canada follows at second, then Norway and Denmark are ranked third and fourth respectively.

Australia rounds up the top five of this year’s safest countries list.

“Being seen as safe is one of nine equally weighted attributes used to develop the Quality of Life sub-ranking in the 2020 Best Countries report,” said US News. “The survey is based on a study that surveyed more than 20,000 global citizens from four regions to assess perceptions of 73 countries on 65 different metrics.”

Here are the top 10 safest countries in 2020

1. Switzerland
2. Canada
3. Norway
4. Denmark
5. Australia
6. New Zealand
7. Sweden
8. Finland
9. Austria
10. Netherlands