Updated at 13:30,13-05-2024

Worse Than Zimbabwe? Belarus Goes Tremendously Down In International Safety Ranking


Worse Than Zimbabwe? Belarus Goes Tremendously Down In International Safety Ranking
Belarus has dropped from 16th to 114th place in the international safety ranking. This follows from the data of the global database Numbeo, which ranked the safest and the most dangerous destinations in the world for 2021.

In 2019 and 2020, Belarus ranked 16th in the global crime report. In 2019, a total of 118 countries were included in this ranking, in 2020, there were 129 countries. At the beginning of 2021, Belarus country lost 98 positions and dropped to 114th place.

In the recent report, Belarus was given a safety index score of 39.73 points and a crime index score of 60.27. The country is currently between Zimbabwe and the Dominican Republic [112th and 113th places, respectively] and Kenya and Libya [115th and 116th places].

Besides, Belarus is believed to be one of the most dangerous countries in Europe. Meanwhile, the safest country in the world at the beginning of 2021 is Qatar, which is followed by Taiwan and the United Arabe Emirates. Venezuela is at the bottom of the safety ranking.

Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. It provides information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution by taking into consideration the Consumer Price Index, Rent Index and Groceries Index.

The website explains that “the crime index is an estimation of the overall level of crime in a given city or a country”. Its global crime report takes into account different laws applicable to each particular country, as some acts may constitute crimes in one country but not in others.