What countries have the lowest crime rates?
Well Japan, Iceland and Switzerland have the biggest reputations for low-crime because of their cultures. Japan for their shame/honor culture, and Iceland/Switzerland for their peaceful cultures.
Then there are those with very low crime because of incredibly harsh laws: UAE, Qatar, Singapore, Saudi Arabia.
The Scandinavian countries also have very low rates as one might have guessed.
Baltic countries also seem to have very low rates
The top 12 safest places with the lowest crime rates are as following:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Arab Emirates
Overall crime rates....South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
If you split it up between property crimes, violent crimes, homicides etc, you still pretty much get these as countries with lowest crime rates.