Canada ranks among the safest countries in the world in 2019

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Global Finance Magazine recently unveiled its annual list of the World’s Safest Countries, and Canada just missed the top ten.

The magazine weighs three factors when determining how safe a country is: war and peace, personal security, and natural disaster risk.

Since the study was data-driven, the company did not include countries such as Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan, since they were missing from reports that the rankings are based on.

Placing eleventh, Canada came behind Denmark in tenth and New Zealand in ninth. Finland placed third, and Switzerland took second; Iceland took the top spot.

World’s Safest Countries

    1. Iceland
    2. Switzerland
    3. Finland
    4. Portugal
    5. Austria
    6. Norway
    7. Qatar
    8. Singapore
    9. New Zealand
    10. Denmark
    11. Canada
    12. Slovenia
    13. Sweden
    14. Czech Republic
    15. Spain
    16. Ireland
    17. Estonia
    18. Australia
    19. Belgium
    20. Germany

The ranking study also highlights that having a low score in one category may not affect the country’s overall ranking.

For example, “the Philippines is ranked least safe while Yemen is ranked second least safe. This can be attributed to the fact that the Philippines has poor scores in peace, security, and prevalence of natural disasters. Yemen’s terrible score is due to war and famine but the country has a very low risk of natural disaster. Thus, the Philippines ranks lower than Yemen even though Yemen is a warzone.”