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Australia heads the list of the 10 safest countries for a woman

Chris Pash

Australia is the world's safest country for a woman, according to analysis by consultancy New World Wealth in its 2018 Global Wealth Migration Review.

The report mainly looks at the movement of high net worth individuals (HNWI) across the world.

However, part of that analysis involves reviewing the safest countries for women.

"Woman safety is one of the best ways to gauge a country’s long term wealth growth potential, with a correlation of 92% between historic wealth growth and woman safety levels," the report says.

"This means that wealth growth is boosted by strong levels of woman safety in a country."

Australia is among the best performing wealth markets in the world. Over ten years, wealth in Australia has grown by 83%.

The 10 safest countries for women in 2017 were:

The rankings are based on the percentage of each country’s female population that has been a victim of a serious crimes over the past year.

"Most of the countries in our top 10 are also popular destinations for migrating HNWIs (high net worth individuals)," says the report. "Also, most of them have experienced strong wealth growth over the past 10-20 years."

The safest countries in each region were:

"We expect emerging markets with good woman safety levels to be some of the world’s top performers in terms of wealth growth over the next 10 years," says the report.

"For instance, countries such as Mauritius and Sri Lanka (which have good levels of woman safety) are both expected to perform very well (in terms of wealth growth) going forward."

Most of the countries in our top 10 are also popular destinations for migrating high net worth individuals.

The least safe countries in the world for woman in 2017 include Somalia, Sudan, Iraq and Syria.