Despite dropping two places on the Global Peace Index from 5th to 7th place, Switzerland is still an incredibly safe country to visit. The rate of violent crime is low (there were 41 murders in the whole country in 2014), and has even dropped recently in some cantons. Likewise, incidents of pick-pocketing are decreasing in some areas from an already low level.
Reasons why you should visit Switzerland
Little Switzerland packs a lot of punch into not a lot of space. Its landscapes are legendary, from Alpine peaks to sparkling lakes. This is a country where outdoors enthusiasts feel like they’ve found heaven on earth, and where a long hike is soon rewarded with some of the world’s best chocolate and cheese.