Have you ever considered how safe the country you’re travelling to is? What about your own backyard?
Does it factor into your decision making when considering holiday plans?
Using World Economic Forum data, Door Control Direct have mapped 141 countries to reveal just how safe they are.
The safety ranking is based on the levels of the costliness of common crime and violence, as well as acts of terrorism and how reliable the police services are in any given country.
Finland takes out the title of the safest country in the world, with a safety and security level of 6.7.
Australia has made it in at 13th place, with a safety and security rating of 6.24! Go us!
We beat out both the UK, who made it in at 63rd place with a rating of 5.44, and the USA at 73rd place with a safety and security level of 5.32.
However, our neighbour and rival New Zealand beat us coming in at 7th place. Damn those Kiwis!
The top 20 safest countries in the world;
|3||United Arab Emirates||6.6|
|12||Hong Kong SAR||6.31|
Places to avoid? Nigeria has claimed the least coveted spot of last place, earning the title of the unsafest country in the world with a safety and security level of 2.65. Eeek.
The 20 unsafest countries in the world;
|123||Trinidad & Tobago||4.1|
A quick summary of the data shows that half of the places on the top 10 safest countries in the world are found in Europe.
Central America and Asia are home to six of the countries who made the bottom of the list; the most unsafe countries in the world.