Is Qatar A Safe Country?


Qatar is often recognized as one of the safest countries in the world. It tops the charts and according to one study was declared the world’s safest country three times.

The Numbeo crime index lists countries by amount of crime from worst to best. This year Caracas, Venezuela topped the list followed by Pretoria, South Africa. On the other end of the scale is Doha, Qatar in last (first) place.

If we sort the list by safety we can see that Qatar is #1. Have a look at the list to see where your favorite cities rank.

We looked at London (#279), Washington DC, (#319) and Paris (#275). The safest city in the U.S. is Irvine, California (#11). The safest city in Europe is Zurich, Switzerland (#5).  The safest city in the UK is Cambridge (#81).

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Travellers and residents of Qatar can attest to the feeling of safety throughout the city. People who live in Qatar often times can recount a story from their own experience forgetting a personal belonging at a restaurant or shopping mall, such as an iPhone or a purse, only to find them at the exact same place with nothing missing.

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