Singapore is the World’s 9th Safest Country, Study Says

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Singapore is the World’s 9th Safest Country, Study Says

Singapore, also known as the Lion City, jumped one spot from last year and placed 9th in the Global Peace Index 2022 by the Institute for Economics and Peace. The index is an annual ranking of the world’s safest and most peaceful countries, and this year, 163 nations made the cut.

Iceland took the first spot as the most peaceful country in the world, followed by New Zealand (2nd), Ireland (3rd), Denmark (4th), Austria (5th), Portugal (6th), Slovenia (7th), Czech Republic (8th), Singapore (9th), and Japan (10th). Meanwhile, countries such as South Sudan (159th), Russia (160th), Syria (161st), Yemen (162nd), and Afghanistan (163rd) were at the bottom of the ranking.

The analysis was based on societal safety and security, ongoing domestic and international conflict, and militarisation. According to the report, Singapore and Japan’s placement was driven by a substantial improvement in the countries’ internal death-related conflicts.

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