The Safest/Least Safest Slavic Countries

The Safest/Least Safest Slavic Countries

edited November 2017 in News & Events

The rankings are based on a report from the Institute for Economics and Peace, which measured 24 different metrics, taking into account statistical factors such as murder rates and military expenditure, as well as perceptions of criminality and terrorism levels.

The factors are combined into a single number, called the Global Peace Index (GPI). The lower this is, the safer a country is regarded.

Global Peace Index 2017 Report PDF

1. (Iceland)

6. Czech Republic (No change in ranking)

7. Slovenia (Up 3)

26. Slovakia (Down 2)

28. Bulgaria (No change in ranking)

31. Croatia (No change in ranking)

33. Poland (Down 11)

56. Serbia (Down 3)

67. Montenegro (Down 7)

84. Bosnia-Herzegovina (Down 21)

102. Macedonia (FYR) (Down 7)

103. Belarus (Up 4)

(114 USA - Down 11)

151. Russia (No change in ranking)

154. Ukraine (Up 2)


  • Seems right to me. Serbia is pretty safe I think, I mean parents let their teenagers stay out till dawn, at least in smaller places. Of course there are always some fights and brawls but nothing too serious. I ended in hospital only once for my troubles, and few times in the emergency with some friends. Other than that seems like we have more criminal related murders in bigger cities.
  • @Dušan Yes, still pretty safe but its on downward trend
  • I'd probably be safer in Western Ukraine than USA. When was the last time there was mass shooting in Lutsk or Lviv? Now, I'm afraid to go anywhere in USA where there are large crowds: Arenas, Stadiums, Shopping Malls, Cinema, Outdoor concerts, Parades... 

    I guess I'll just have to stay indoors, install bullet proof glass, buy an AK-47, install outdoor monitors and security cameras, have my groceries delivered. Then I can watch Netflix in peace.  :D
  • @Karpivna we had one mass shooting last year. A man killed five and wounded over 20 with an AK 47 (probably some Yugoslav version) he owned illegally as his family took part in most of recent wars. He saw his ex wife in a caffé, went home, took the AK, returned, killed shoot his wife and her friends and then continued to shoot at other guests.
  • The likelihood of you or anyone you know being involved in a mass shooting or terrorist attack is extremely low. There are many, far, far, far more probable threats, like traffic accidents (whether you're on the wheels or a pedestrian), natural disasters, various kinds of pollution, various harmful substances etc. etc. I don't know why the media keep bombarding us with this paranoia.
  • edited November 2017
    @Karpivna ;
    Sweet Satan, a 140 pages long PDF report. :o

    BTW, the gun ownership in the US is just insane.

    Everyone keeps a gun in their house for defense purposes, but in the end it makes an easy access to guns for everyone, including kids. Just look at the number of school shootings. Even 1 is a high number in this case.

    Here in the SR (yes, we have a fancy abbreviation too), I would say the vast majority of gun owners are hunters. While staying in Slovakia, you never have to fear armed assaults or anything like that. Just stay away from drunk strangers, they can be annoying.

    Majority of deaths are because of car accidents here.
  • Iceland no1. 

    No surprise - that's the place where many Strong Men Competitors/Champions live. 

    Some really big dudes there, make some of those big Yanks look tiny.

    Society keeps the peace easy there. 
  • @Kapitán Denis

    wasnt there a crazy guy a while back in Blava who took a gun and shot seven gypsies dead? 
  • @srdceleva Even though gypsy-gadžo conflicts are on daily basis in some places, a murder is very rare.
  • edited November 2017
    I think the safest is my lovely Slovenia. We have highest BDP and very low crime. Than follow Czech republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Belarus etc. With Russia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Ukraine on the end. Sorry guys from that countries. This are just my conclusions.

    The most unsafe places in Slavija are probably Eastern Ukraine, outside Serbian enclaves on Kosovo, suburbs of biggest cities with mafia, gangs, douchebag subcultures and Gipsies/Caucasians like Moscow, Warsaw, Beograd, Sofia.
  • edited November 2017
    And of course! United States of America share with central Africa, South Africa, suburbs of Brasilian cities and Mexico first place as most fu***d up countries and dangerous places. What makes Murica more dangerous than other is that this country is the source of the problems of everyone else mentioned :)

    If you don't believe me here is the proof. 24 hours per day of proofs :)

  • @SvetovidSlovenski Slovenia is also trending UP. Your beautiful country could be in the top 5 by next year! Slovenia ranks high on many statistical reports. 

    USA is just getting worse and worse.  :/

    How’s Life in Slovenia?

    Slovenia performs well in some measures of well-being in the Better Life Index. Slovenia ranks above the average in education and skills, work-life balance, environmental quality, and personal security. It is below average in income and wealth, job and earnings, civic engagement, and subjective well-being.

    Money, while it cannot buy happiness, is an important means to achieving higher living standards. In Slovenia, the average household net-adjusted disposable income per capita is USD 19 130 a year, less than the OECD average of USD 29 016 a year. There is a considerable gap between the richest and poorest – the top 20% of the population earn close to four times as much as the bottom 20%.

    In terms of employment, 64% of people aged 15 to 64 in Slovenia have a paid job, below the 66% OECD employment average. Some 68% of men are in paid work, compared with 60% of women. In Slovenia, about 6% of employees work very long hours, less than the OECD average of 13%, with 7% of men working very long hours compared with just 4% of women.

    Slovenians are well-educated and smart!

    Good education and skills are important requisites for finding a job. In Slovenia, 86% of adults aged 25-64 have completed upper secondary education, higher than the OECD average of 76%. This is truer of men than women, as 87% of men have successfully completed high-school compared with 84% of women. In terms of the quality of the educational system, the average student scored 499 in reading literacy, maths and science in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), slightly more than the OECD average of 497 points. On average in Slovenia, girls outperformed boys by 20 points, higher than the average OECD gap of 8 points.

    In terms of health, life expectancy at birth in Slovenia is almost 80 years, in line with the OECD average. Life expectancy for women is 84 years, compared with 77 for men. The level of atmospheric PM2.5 – tiny air pollutant particles small enough to enter and cause damage to the lungs – is 13.7 micrograms per cubic meter, lower than the OECD average of 14.05 micrograms per cubic meter. Slovenia performs better in terms of water quality, as 91% of people say they are satisfied with the quality of their water, considerably higher than the OECD average of 81%.

    Concerning the public sphere, there is a strong sense of community and a moderate level of civic participation in Slovenia, where 89% of people believe that they know someone they could rely on in time of need, slightly higher than the OECD average of 88%. Voter turnout, a measure of citizens' participation in the political process, was 52% during recent elections. This figure is lower than the OECD average of 68% and one of the lowest in the OECD. Social and economic status can affect voting rates; voter turnout for the top 20% of the population is an estimated 59% and for the bottom 20% it is an estimated 49%, a narrower difference than the OECD average gap of 13 percentage points.

    Some Slovenians are unhappy

    In general, Slovenians are less satisfied with their lives than the OECD average. When asked to rate their general satisfaction with life on a scale from 0 to 10, Slovenians gave it a 5.7 grade, lower than the OECD average of 6.5.

  • I was in slovenia recently. I went to ljubljana and to bled. I really liked the country. It seemed quite different from slovakia. Something like a cross between croatia and Austria I think but the People seemed very nice and friendly. The language sounds quite unique to me. All in all a great country. I also stopped and in a town called Brezje and saw a famous church there. 
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