No worries here in Australia – Is Australia safe to travel!
In a time when we’re always reading about terrorist attacks and it seems like there’s more fear in the world than happiness, we need to think about the safety of the places we go to more than ever.
Australia is one of the safest places you can travel in the whole world, so you shouldn’t definitely pay it a visit.
You may be wondering why exactly Australia is safe to travel because we all like hard facts that prove points rather than people just blathering. So let’s get into the nitty gritty and talk about what makes Australia safe.
Look, we don’t want to get into a political discussion, but there’s no denying that guns and shootings are way too common in the US.
Australia banned guns years ago, so the number of deaths from shootings is significantly smaller than in the US, making it a significantly safer place to live or travel.
Low Murder Rates
No one wants to talk about murder, that’s not fun, but Australia has one of the lowest murder rates in the world per capita, at only 1.1%. That’s incredibly low and to compare to other countries it’s 4.7% in the US and 3.5% in India.
Snakes Don’t Kill As Much As You Think
When people think of Australia they probably think about all the creatures that can kill you and snakes probably come to mind as one of the most dangerous.
While there are many poisonous snakes in the country, only 12 people have died from snakebites since 2000. That is less than one person per year. We promise you’ll be fine.
Great Medical System
The medical system in Australia is top notch, so if you do find yourself in a bit of a pickle you’ll have some of the best care in the world.
Safe City Index
If you look at the safe city index, which looks at things like murder rates, robbery rates, gun shootings, clean air and more, you’ll find Australia has the most number of cities than any other country.
Of the 10 most livable cities in the world, Australia has four and when it comes to the top 5 most livable countries? You’d better believe Australia is number 1.
Great Police Force
Again we don’t want to get political, but Australia has a great police force who are there to serve and protect and seeing as the vast majority don’t even carry guns you have fewer instances of tragedy at the hands of police officers.
Police officers are there and they want to help you, which makes Australia even safer.
As you can see, Australia is one of the safest countries in the world and to be honest, your biggest risks don’t even come from people, but rather the wildlife and the harsh environment.
As long as you keep your head screwed on straight, you’ll find Australia is safe—safer than pretty much anywhere else.
What do think? Am I wrong? Let me know in the comments below!