7.88/10 Overall safety score
In first place is the Republic of Ireland, which was amongst the top-scoring nations for almost all of the eight factors analyzed.
The Emerald Isle scores particularly highly for the laws it has in place to protect women from violence, as well as when it comes to local attitudes toward violence against women.
Ireland is well known for its friendly and welcoming nature and is popular with travelers for its natural beauty and historic attractions in the capital of Dublin.
7.70/10 Overall safety score
In second place is Austria, with an overall score of 7.70 out of 10. The country scores particularly high when it comes to the percentage of women who feel safe walking alone at night (79%).
Tourism to Austria is popular due to the spectacular Alpine landscapes, forests, lakes, and attractions such as the Belvedere Palace in Vienna.
It’s also generally a safe country for all genders, with low crime rates, so it’s a perfect destination for solo travel.
7.45/10 Overall safety score
Third place goes to Norway, with Scandinavia and other Northern European countries often ranking highly for social progressiveness.
That proves to be the case again here, with Norway scoring highly for the safety of women walking alone at night, its laws on domestic violence, and its female homicide rate.
More generally, Norway is known for being a very safe country with low crime rates and has long been an early adopter of legislation and policies supporting women’s rights.