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Most Safest Cities to Travel and Live in the World Free of Crime and Natural Disaster

Updated on August 23, 2016

The Safest Cities to Travel and Live

How safe is your city? If you've had it with the crime rate in your area, either being the victim of a crime again and again, or just want to avoid it before you become one, consider one of these top safest cities in the world.

A relocation might be just what your looking for, to keep your family safe. With the lowest crime rates for the last several years up until now, your sure to feel safe at home, in the mall, or walking down the street with your kids.

These places don't just offer security from the bad guys and genius criminals. You're also safe from natures biggest disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and tsunamis. Dodge the crime, terrorism, natural disasters and social unrest, at the same time, enjoy what is offered from each gorgeous destination. You don't even have to give up your luxury lifestyle.

Kleine Knip beach in Curacao, the largest island of the three ABC islands.
Kleine Knip beach in Curacao, the largest island of the three ABC islands. | Source

Dutch ABC Islands

Being part of the Caribbean islands but located just out of the usual hurricane route, these islands are a great chunk of eye candy. Beautiful clear beaches, white sand and palm trees. Great weather year round. Growing economy month after month.

Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao have a very very low homicide rate and almost no other violent crimes. Besides the occasional domestic disputes and petty thefts, it's one of the safest places in the world. You can't ask for too much more from this paradise out in the ocean.

Achillbeg Island, Mayo County, Ireland
Achillbeg Island, Mayo County, Ireland | Source

Emerald Isle, Ireland

According to the world Mercer stats Ireland has an amazingly low rate of 0.32/100,000/365 homicide count. That's 0.32 murders per 100,000 people, per year.

So don't worry about an upset leprechaun hunting you down for your gold, and all the rumors of drunken fighting are only happening in the movies.

The most common crimes being minor petty thefts and pickpocketing thieves, but I prefer that over dead bodies throughout the neighborhood because of gangs and drug violence.

Mount Cook, as seen from Hooker valley, New Zealand.
Mount Cook, as seen from Hooker valley, New Zealand. | Source

New Zealand

Being isolated from the rest of the earths population, New Zealand has a stable economy. A calm and peaceful place for all of its inhabitants, mostly rural areas but definitely beautiful all over.

Homicide rates have been cut down drastically in nearly half decade after decade, and the trend still continues downward. Currently at just above 1.2 per 100,000 people per year. With low violent crime rates, you should feel safer than ever in this scenic land far off from the rest of us.

Local train on the Bernina Express line between Lagalb and Ospizio Bernina  in Switzerland
Local train on the Bernina Express line between Lagalb and Ospizio Bernina in Switzerland | Source


Being a mix of high snowy mountains and lush green valleys throughout, Switzerland made the list not only for its scenery but for a whopping low homicide rate of 1.2 per 100,000 people per year.

Surprisingly, they also have one of the highest numbers of guns owned by population in the world, which proves they aren't the trigger happy kind. Alpine skiing and hiking along with fishing are sure to keep you busy with your peace of mind, knowing you are in one of the safest places in the world.

Night Skyline in Dallas, Texas. Minutes away from Plano, Texas
Night Skyline in Dallas, Texas. Minutes away from Plano, Texas | Source

Plano, Texas

This big all American city is number one in the U.S. for having the lowest violent crime rate. A wealthy overall population may have something to do with it.

Despite Texas being on the border with Mexico and its reputation for being one of the most dangerous places in the world (Mexico currently holds the #1 spot for most murders and violent crimes per year in the WORLD), Plano, Texas is a long distance of over 700 km from the Texas / Mexico border.

Simply showing that High growth cities with lower unemployment rates are safer and less likely to run into crime. Makes sense to me why this is one of the safest places to live in the u.s. and in the world.

Beautiful beach sunset on the west coast of Florida
Beautiful beach sunset on the west coast of Florida | Source

Port St. Lucie, Florida

Port St. Lucie, located on the west coast of Florida is one of the safest places you can be in the sunshine state. An all time favorite for retirees which have got the sunny blue skies and the warm sandy beaches, minutes away from any location.

Fantastic weather year-round. The lowest violent crime rates in the state of Florida, and in the world are a bonus characteristic of this amazing place.

Great fishing and beautiful destinations throughout the city. Migrators to this location include more than just the birds during the winter, tourists, retirees, and international visitors are all attracted to this beautiful and safe city.


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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      My wife and I always wanted to go to New Zealand. We just love nature, and this is a great place to be with it.

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Interesting article, to the point!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      The Emerald Isle in Ireland sounds interesting to me followed by Switzerland except for the snow. So, better yet Texas! Interesting read!

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      Nick Hanlon 5 years ago from Chiang Mai

      Been to New Zealand twice.It is a great place but if you have an ambition in life you tend to leave.

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      luisj305 5 years ago from Florida

      I would love to visit New Zealand sometime. I have only been to Texas from this list, but if my summer goes as planned, I'll be spending some time in Aruba!

      Thanks for reading Nick.

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      FreezeFrame34 4 years ago from Charleston SC

      Beautiful pictures and informative!

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      luisj305 4 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for stopping by FreezeFrame34, glad you enjoyed the read.

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      Dale Anderson 4 years ago from The High Seas

      I've always wanted to live in Switzerland. I imagine its just about the most beautiful place on earth.

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      luisj305 4 years ago from Florida

      Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to visit Switzerland, but it surely is one of the nicest places to see, the country has amazing landscaping and architecture. I had a hard time choosing a picture to put up!

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      dommcg 4 years ago

      I've only had the pleasure of visitng the Emeralsd Isle as i'm from the UK, but would love to visit New Zealand and have also heard that it is both safe and incredibly beautiful. Ireland is a beautiful country, but personally i prefer the south of the island. many thanks

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      Dr. Shilpa 4 years ago

      Switzerland is beautiful. Had been there on holiday many times. Its as amazing as shown in the pictures. You just can't get over it! But still i believe its good for vacations only, as the cost of living is extremely high!

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      luisj305 4 years ago from Florida

      You are very lucky to have gone to visit such a nice place, and live so close! Thanks for reading Dommcg!

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      luisj305 4 years ago from Florida

      I agree that the cost of living is very high in Switzerland, however that may very well be one of the reasons why it has such a low crime rate. If you have the honor of visiting such a great place, you understand the value!

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      Leo 4 years ago

      You've completely forgotten about natural disasters.

      New Zealand and many other islands are very much Earthquake prone.

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      Sam 4 years ago from Melbourne

      An interesting article, factual and to the point. As I'm Australian and therefore live quite close, I've been to New Zealand a couple of times and can confirm that it is beautiful and seems extremely safe. I confess that I'm a huge travel enthusiast, so will definitely be eager to visit some of these locations when I plan my next trip.

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      luisj305 4 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for the insight Leo, you've provided me with hours of valuable research! You are correct Leo, New Zealand is earthquake prone and as a matter of fact the "ring of fire" or "circum-Pacific seismic belt" has much to do with it. In reality, OVER TEN THOUSAND earthquakes can strike in New Zealand yearly, but they are small and most are not even felt.

      The earthquake prone location of the country is right at the start of the seismic belt, which continues upwards to Japan making a U shape along Alaska and finally down the west coast of the U.S.A. all the way down to South America.

      The last time New Zealand was hit hard by a major earthquake was in 1931 where 256 people were killed. In response to this new regulations were put into place for construction and building rules. Everything is built to stand tough against earthquakes, they keep this in mind. Minor ones happen daily, which is the reason big ones do not.

      Every time these tiny earthquakes shake some of the earth, it releases pressure. This means that it is NOT building up pressure, which prevents a big earthquake from happening. It is always possible, and it is a great place to live, but a huge earthquake should be the last thing on your mind.

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      busillis22 4 years ago

      Very interesting!

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      iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

      I live in Texas but it's a shame I haven't been to Plano. I would like to go for some sort of a getaway there. I agree with the rest of your list, very factual and accurate. Voted up and useful/interesting. :)

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      Mustafa Khursheed 2 years ago

      Great Article! Switzerland evidently ought to be peaceful for Geneva is like the HQ of the World. Literally! :)

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