Portugal is the 3rd safest country in the world
The Global Peace Index considered Portugal as the safest country in the European Union, and the third in the world, surpassed only by Iceland and New Zealand.
This ranking by the Institute for Economics & Peace evaluates 23 indicators in 161 countries and independent states, covering 99.7% of the world population.
In general, Portugal has evolved very positively in this ranking – in 2014 it ranked 18th.
In global terms, the report concludes that the world has become less secure for the 9th time in 12 years, with the current pandemic being yet another focus of instability.