The 2019 Global Finance ranking of safest countries in the world was just published with new rankings feature update sources, an updated formula, and lots of interesting dynamics that affect where countries are ranked.
The safety score for countries equally weighs each of the three factors: war and peace, personal security, and natural disaster risk.
The countries at the top offer little surprise; they are mostly European countries with developed economies and healthcare systems. In fact, 16 of the top 20 safest countries are located in Europe while only Qatar, Singapore, New Zealand, and Canada rank in the top 20 without being in Europe.
Croatia ranked as a 22nd safest country in a world, which is also a great result.
The U.S. ranks almost exactly in the middle at 65th, well behind its economically developed peers. The U.S. is not alone among economically developed countries with middling scores—Japan ranks 43rd, largely due to its high risk from natural disaster.
See the full list HERE.