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Where’s the safest place on Earth to live?

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You don’t have to lock yourself away in a padded room to live a safe and healthy life.

Asked by: Antony Ingram, Wellingborough

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The solitary confinement cells at the ADX Florence ‘supermax’ prison in Florida will keep you safe from most direct physical threats, including other prisoners. But your mental health will certainly suffer.

If you want to live a more normal life while keeping safe, try Singapore, which was ranked the safest country in 2016 by the Legatum Institute. To keep safe from disease, move to Luxembourg, which scored top for health and was still in second place for security.


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Luis VillazonQ&A expert

Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.

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