5 world’s lowest crime rates countries

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Now adays due to violence and wars it could be hard for you to think where on the planet you are least likely to be hurt, robbed, raped, or murdered. Wanna escape the horror of the daily news cycle? Then following are the list of those countries where the crime ratio is extremely low.

Denmark

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Demark is so safe that even residents of Norway probably feel they can relax there. The murder rate is the 5th lowest in the entire OECD. Street crime is almost unheard of. Even the drug traffickers who ship heroin through the country frequently eschew violence (at least, on Danish soil).

Even ignoring safety and crime rates, Denmark should be high on your list to escape to if life ever gets too much. Home to the happiest capital city in the world, Copenhagen, and possibly the world’s only autonomous republic run by hippies.

Iceland

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With a population of only 323,000, Iceland is one of the remotest, least-populated countries out there. But while remoteness often breeds violence, in Iceland the opposite has happened. There are no armed police patrolling the streets, yet violence, even in rural backwaters, is practically unheard of. The cliché of people still leaving their doors unlocked at night is true. A year with more than one murder is a bad year indeed.

Japan

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A non-European country with population of 127 million, Japan is notorious for its meme-ready weirdness, its ultra-strict work culture, and for being so safe even its Yakuza gangsters refuse to carry guns. The murder rate is the third lowest in the OECD, with fewer than one thousand homicides in 2015. In that same time period, the US – a country with a population less than three times the size of Japan’s – recorded fifteen times that many. It’s fair to say Japan is a very safe country indeed.

Luxembourg

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Jammed between France, Germany and Belgium, super-rich Luxembourg is one of Europe’s smallest nations. How small? So small it makes Holland look big by comparison. Rhode Island is bigger. But Luxembourg has something the Netherlands and Rhode Island lack. No, not the European Court of Justice. No, not an ‘X’ in its name (seriously, dude, that’s a terrible guess). No, Luxembourg has something far more awesome. It has the lowest violent crime rate, and the second lowest murder rate in the whole of the OECD.

Violent crime essentially doesn’t exist here. There were a handful of armed robberies in 2015. Aside from that, nothing. Even with a population of only 543,202, that’s still impressive. Kansas City has a population around 100,000 smaller, and saw over 125 murders in 2016. Luxembourg saw almost none.

Singapore

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This is it. The safest country on Earth. Tiny Singapore is home to 5.3 million people crammed into an area almost four times smaller than Rhode Island (pop. 1 million). With such an insane level of overcrowding, you might expect things to quickly spiral into violence and resentment. Not so. In 2011, a mere 16 people were murdered. In 2015 & 2016, all forms of violent crime and thefts hit either 10 or 20.

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