Ireland ranked one of the safest countries in Europe

According to a new study, Ireland has ranked as the seventh safest country in Europe for tourists.

Ireland ranked one of the safest countries in Europe.

A new study by Gamblino.com has reviewed a number of factors to discover the safest countries in Europe for tourists.

Nine different metrics were examined, including homicide rates, the Global Peace Index, assaults, road fatalities, and natural disasters.

Each country was given a score out of ten which was then totalled to provide a safety index score. The lower the score, the safer the country.

Ireland ranked one of the safest countries in Europe – the seventh safest

Ireland was ranked the seventh safest country in Europe.
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With a safety index of 51.2, Ireland was dubbed by the study “a nation filled with natural beauty and enveloped in history, culture and tradition”.

Ireland was ranked the seventh safest country in Europe due to having a low number of homicides and sexual violence compared to most of Europe.

The homicide rates in Ireland are 0.87 per 100,000, while the sexual violence rates are 60.9 per 100,000.

Dublin and its tourist attractions, like Temple Bar and the Guinness Storehouse, also got a special nod for making the country “a great place to travel to”.

The safest country in Europe – Switzerland takes the top spot

The safest country in Europe was Switzerland.
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Switzerland is consistently referred to as one of the safest countries in Europe, and according to this study, it’s the safest.

For tourists, there is little risk of homicide, assault, or road fatalities, and the country also has one of the lowest levels of corruption perception in Europe.

The study gave Switzerland praise, saying, “With stunning ski slopes and scenic hiking trails, this is a must-visit for travellers who want to see the beauty Europe has to offer”. Overall, Switzerland has a safety index score of 45.

The rest of the top ten – the ten safest countries in Europe

The rest of the top ten.
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After Switzerland is Iceland, with a safety index score of 47.4. Iceland gained this ranking thanks to “very low numbers of robberies (14.6) and homicides (0.89) per 100,000 people and also ranking as one of the most peaceful nations”.

Norway takes third place with a safety index slightly higher score than Iceland of 47.9, followed by Denmark with a score of 49.4.

Luxembourg takes the 5th spot thanks to a very low risk of natural disasters, great personal freedoms, and the lowest homicide rates in Europe.

Finland comes next with a safety index of 51.2, and after Ireland in the 8th spot is the Netherlands, a “very peaceful nation”.

In 9th place is Austria, with a safety index of 52.1. Finally, the 10th spot is taken by Sweden, which is regarded as very welcoming of visitors with lower crime stats than most of Europe.

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