Australia Is The Safest Country In The World For Women, Says Study
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Despite statistics suggesting that one in every three women in Australia have experienced at least one incident of violence from a current or former partner, it turns out that the land Down Under is the safest place on the planet for females.
Australia has topped the list for the New World Health's Global Wealth Migration Review for 2019.
Women's safety was one of the topics covered in the document, as well as influence wealth growth and press freedom.
After Australia, Malta, Iceland, New Zealand and Canada are the other safest places for women.
The report said: "Woman safety is one of the best ways to gauge a country's long-term wealth growth potential, with a correlation of over 90% between historic wealth growth and woman safety levels," the report explained.
"This means that wealth growth is boosted by strong levels of woman safety in a country."
Those five countries listed above are among 58 out of 198 that provided reliable crime statistics, so it's hard to tell if there's another country out there that's officially better.
In order to get their results, researchers poured over statistics relating to rape, slavery, human trafficking, and general assaults on women in 2018.
In addition to Australia, Malta, Iceland, New Zealand and Canada, the report listed some other countries in different regions that are also safe.
They include Switzerland for Europe, America for North America, Japan and South Korea for Asia Pacific and Mauritius, Botswana and Namibia for Africa.
Australia should puff it's collective chest at that notion as well as being named the 13th safest country on the planet last year. While we're not top 10, it's still a decent ranking when there are countries that have an incredibly low crime rate.
On that list, Iceland was rated the safest place on the globe, followed by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, Denmark, Canada, Czech Republic, Singapore, Japan and Ireland.