The world’s safest places to live according to the UN Human Development Index (HDI) have been revealed for the first time.
In total, there are 936 countries in the Index, with only one country out of those that are listed as being in the middle of the index.
It is worth noting that the UK and France are at the bottom of the Index – in fact, they are two of the safest countries in Europe.
The index has been published annually since 2000 and is based on four factors: poverty, access to health care, education and economic opportunity.
The UK is at the top of the list, followed by the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Korea.
Australia’s score of 85 points is down from 87 last year, but it is still higher than the other four countries that make the top 10 list.
France, the world’s second-most populous country, has the lowest score, at 71 points, but has seen a large increase in its score since 2015.
The UK’s score is unchanged at 73 points, while New Zealand is also in the bottom 10.
In terms of education, the index puts the UK at number six, with the average score in the UK being 0.99.
The US is number seven, followed closely by Canada, which is at number eight.
Australia, number nine, has been placed at number 10.
South Korea is ranked ninth, while Japan is number 11.
The United Nations Human Development Report 2017 is available at www.unhd.org/pdf/hdi_2017_en.pdf.
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