Qatar ranked world’s second-safest country

Qatar has been ranked the second safest country in the world by a new international index that assessed 70 nations on factors such as crime levels, unemployment and being at risk for global attacks.

According to the Golden Visa 2015 World Safety Index, Qatar came first in three of 10 major categories that contribute to internal safety: It has low levels of unemployment, is at limited risk for terrorism attacks and is unlikely to suffer from natural disasters.

However, it fared less well when it comes to pollution, ranking 66th out of 70 nations measured. And it ranked 46th in terms of cost of living, thanks to the rising inflation rate.