The Legatum Institute, a London-based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index,a massive survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world.
The amount of money a country has to its name was one of the key factors taken into account to measure prosperity, but the Legatum Institute took other issues into account, too, one being safety and security.
The index looked at data relating to 149 countries and produced a thorough ranking, based on the national security of the listed countries and the personal safety of people living there.
Scroll down to discover the 23 safest countries on the planet.
23. Slovakia — Kicking off the list is Slovakia. The central European state ranks higher in safety than in any other sub-index.
22. Canada —Canada is one of six non-European states to feature in the top 23. It has dropped 13 places since coming ninth in the Legatum Institute’s last security ranking.
21. Poland — The eastern European state is ranked higher in security than any other sub-index.