Portugal again elected as the Third Most peaceful Country in the World.

The Global Peace Index has considered Portugal, again, as the Third Most Peaceful Country in the World for 2020.

According to the same Index, Portugal is also the most Peaceful country in Europe.

In front of Portugal are only Iceland and New Zealand, taking 1st and 2nd place respectively.

It’s the 3rd year in a row that Portugal has maintained his position as the 3rd most peaceful country in the world. The study also points to a correlation between safety and the fast and effective response to Covid-19 with countries on top of the list showing better results in the mitigation of the pandemic.

If would like to read the full report or download it, you can do it here.

Portugal also ranked 4th on the Global Finance Safety Index

Using this information, the Global Finance magazine, created their 2019 Global Finance Safety Index.

Global Finance magazine’s safety index factors in risks of natural disaster with crime, terrorism, and war to present a more rounded analysis of the world’s safest countries.

Portugal on the Safest Countries 2019 list ranks at 4th place, in front of Canada in 11th, Japan in 43th and the United States in 65th.

Porto is also considered a very safe city.

According to the National Security Report, Portugal in 2019 saw crime as a all go down again another 8,6%. With violent crimes going down another 2,3%.

With one of the lowest homicide rates in the world, in 2019 there were 110 cases, a small rise compared to the previous year. With no firearms allowed, only 17% were gun-related.

Crimes related to Tourism or tourists, decreased 18,6% in 2019.

Portugal saw the biggest rise in criminality in the area of Internet fraud.

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