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Ireland Ranked Among Top 10 Safest Travel Destinations In Europe

By Dave Simpson
Ireland Ranked Among Top 10 Safest Travel Destinations In Europe

A new study has ranked Ireland among the top ten safest travel destinations in Europe.


The new study has revealed that Switzerland is the safest place in Europe.

The study by analysed nine metrics that contribute towards how safe an area may be, such as homicides, assaults, road fatalities, natural-disaster risks, and the Global Peace Index, to find out which European country is the safest.

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

Top Ten

1 - Switzerland


Safety index: 45

2 - Iceland

Safety index: 47.4

3 - Norway

Safety index: 47.9


4 - Denmark

Safety index: 49.4

5 - Luxembourg

Safety index: 50

6 - Finland


Safety index: 51.2

7 - Ireland

According to Gamblino’s study, Ireland has low incidences of homicide (0.87 per 100,000) and sexual violence (60.9 per 100,000), in comparison to most of Europe.

Safety index: 51.5

8 - Netherlands


Safety index: 52

9 - Austria

Safety index: 52.1

10 - Sweden

Safety index: 52.2

Statement By Spokesperson

A spokesperson from commented, “When choosing great travel destinations, it’s important that travellers are well informed on the countries they are travelling to, including how safe a place is. Europe offers incredible opportunities for travellers who wish to see the diverse landscapes, architecture, ecosystems and cultures that exist across the Continent.

“However, it’s important to remain vigilant while travelling anywhere, as tourists can often be targeted by criminals. So, whether you are travelling alone, with friends or family, it’s imperative to be aware of any potential dangers and do what you can to remain safe.”

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