10. Sweden —frequently listed as one of the happiest places on Earth, Sweden continues to be one of the safest, too. It has dropped 5 places since last year, though.
9. Austria — The small central European nation has squeezed into the top 10 safest countries in the world, having come in at 15 in last year’s Legatum Institute index.
8. Switzerland —Continuing its tradition of topping lists like the Prosperity Index, Switzerland is one of the safest places for people to live.
7. Germany — Germany is one of the safest places on Earth, climbing 15 places since last year’s index. This is despite a high terror threat in mainland western Europe.
6. Norway — Norway ranks highly in security and safety like it does in every sub-index. The Legatum Institute ranks the Scandinavian state in the top 10 for every category.
5. Denmark — Denmark’s position has improved by 2 places compared to the Legatum Institute’s last index.
4. Iceland — The Nordic island nation is once again ranked highly for security and safety after coming in at number two in last year’s index.
3. Japan — Japan was ranked at 22 in the Legatum Institute’s last security and safety index, meaning it has jumped a huge 19 places.
2. Luxembourg — At number two, Luxembourg is ranked as the safest country to live in Europe. It was ranked number 10 in last year’s rankings.
1. Singapore — The Asian city-state tops the 2016 ranking, having climbed 12 spots since last year. It is worth noting that it scored badly in the personal freedom sub-index, coming 97th.