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Malta is voted the second safest country in the world for women
Australia took the top spot for the second year in a row.

Vanessa Conneely

The Maltese Islands have been named number two in a list of 195 countries where women feel safe.

Australia came in first place, while Iceland, New Zealand and Canada took the third, fourth and fifth spots.

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Findings of the report

The study was carried out by global market research group New World Wealth who are based in Johannesburg. Its research found that: “Women’s safety is one of the best ways to gauge a country's long-term wealth growth potential, with a correlation of over 90 per cent between historic wealth growth and woman safety levels."

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Results were based on the percentage of each country's population that had reported crimes related to rape, slavery, human trafficking and general assaults on women, over the past year. However, the report said only 58 of the 195 countries included in the report had reasonably reliable crime statistics. Countries with unreliable crime statistics were excluded from the top five.

The countries which did make it to the top of the list were deemed popular destinations for “individuals with a net worth of more than €900,000 and have experienced strong wealth growth in the last 20 years.”

18th April 2019


Vanessa Conneely
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Vanessa Conneely
Vanessa is an Irish writer whose travel lust has led her to Malta. She loves running, reading and finding new restaurants, as well as trawling Malta for vintage furniture and home décor.

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