There's a seemingly endless array of holiday spots to choose from, whether you're looking to spend time relaxing on the beach or exploring the ancient ruins of a historic city.
One of the most important factors to ensure you choose the best location is how safe it is. From students to solo explorers and families, all travellers should make safety a priority when deciding on where to venture to next. To help The Safest Cities Index is released every year.
Next time you're planning a holiday, consider a trip to one of these more secure locations.
New York, U.S.
Surprisingly, New York was the only major U.S. city to make the list of the safest destinations.
According to a recent report, there are currently around 8.4 million people swarming the bustling metropolis. New Yorkers can rest assured that health and digital security in the area will keep them out of harm's way, as both were rated highly on the 2015 index.
On top of its high-end security, the city that never sleeps has also seen a major decrease in the number of homicides over the past few years. These significant improvements have earned New York a spot in the top ten on the list.