Safety is one of the top priorities of any nation, and while Canada is first regarded as a country that values quality of life of its people, it also ranked as the second safest country in the world as reflected in the 2020 Best Countries Report.
Switzerland reigns at the top, staying true to the common perception of people when they associate certain countries with a high level of safety. Besides keeping an eye out on the streets, a big factor that contributes to the overall safety of citizens include safeguarding people against cybercrime, which tends to happen more frequently in the age of technological developments we currently live in.
According to US News, “The survey is based on a study that surveyed more than 20,000 global citizens from four regions to assess perceptions of 73 countries on 65 different metrics.” European countries like Norway and Denmark joined the top ranks, but Australia coming in at the fifth spot fits in well. New Zealand, Sweden, Finland, Austria, and the Netherlands consists of the second half of the list, consecutively.
Adding to the feat of proving safety, Canada also peaks in other categories as the fifth best country for women, third in business, and second in citizenship rankings.
In the realm of comics, movies, and pop culture—in general–other places like New York in the United States of America have their own crime fighter, friendly neighborhood Spiderman, keeping the citizens in check. While the crimes anticipated in real life may not have superheroes involved, they still pose threats to the quality of life experienced by Canadians, as much as they do with safety.
To maintain rankings in the future, a collective effort between the citizens and its government prove to be effective and long-lasting: for safety’s sake and others.