British holiday consulting company Which? published a list of the safest countries to visit. When compiling the list of safe countries for holidays, various data provided by the consulting firm STC were used. For the compiled list, a total of 64 countries were assessed on various criteria such as natural disasters, road traffic fatalities, homicide rates, terrorism, health systems, and women’s safety. Switzerland took first place in the list published by the British company. On the other hand, Turkey ranked only 53rd out of 64 countries. Let’s look at the details together.
British vacation consultancy Which? published a list of the safest countries to visit
Countries were ranked on various criteria such as natural disasters, road traffic fatalities, homicide rates, terrorism, health systems, women’s safety, political stability, and violent crime.
Switzerland, which has the highest safety score among 64 countries, is at the top of the list.
Which? Switzerland is the safest country to visit due to its political stability, high level of healthcare and very low levels of violence. Switzerland’s overall Safety Index score was claimed to be 0.95.
On the other hand, Switzerland’s primary health care services, which is at the top of the list, were announced as 93.5, the murder rate per 100,000 people as 0.6, and the death rate per 100,000 people in traffic accidents as 3. 3.
Mostly European countries have taken the first 10 places in the list of the safest countries to visit.
The list included Iceland, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, New Zealand, Denmark, Singapore and Austria, followed by Switzerland. Only Singapore and New Zealand managed to find their place in the top 10 of the list, although they did not make it to Europe.
Türkiye found its place only in 53rd place among 64 countries.
In other words, our country fell into the category of at least less safe countries, unsafe for recreation. The death rate in road traffic accidents in Turkey is stated as 8.9 per 100,000 people. It was stated that the murder rate was 2.4 per 100,000 people.
While Turkey managed to score 2.2 on women’s safety, it remained at 69.2 on health services.
One of the issues that was taken into account when preparing the list was the risk of terrorism in the countries. Accordingly, the terrorist risk in Turkey was given a “highly probable” rating. When evaluating all the titles, Turkey took the 53rd step of the list, that is, the last place, with a safety index of 0.57.
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The homicide rate in Jamaica, at the bottom of the list, was said to be 60 times higher than in Switzerland, which is at the top. However, at the end of the list were mainly the countries of South America and Africa.
The statement made indicated that the high homicide rate in countries at the bottom of the list had attracted attention. However, it was stated that the prevalence of road traffic fatalities and violent crime in these countries is a common problem.
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