60 cities ranked against 57 indicators covering digital, health security, infrastructure
The Safe Cities Index 2019 is a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, which ranks 60 cities on various security indicators for travelling. The four key categories used for the ranking are digital, infrastructure, health and personal security.
This year, however, a factor termed ‘urban resilience’ has been looked at while collating the ranks. This measures a city’s capability to recover from natural or man-made shocks and disasters.
The safest cities
Tokyo comes on top of this safety ranking list. Tokyo has defended its position in the ranking for the last five years. Its overall score is a very high 92.0 and is closely followed by Singapore, Osaka, Amsterdam and Sydney making up the top five. Singapore ranks best on personal security and infrastructural security.
Toronto, Washington DC, Copenhagen, Seoul and Melbourne make up the remaining top 10.
Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai were scored very high, with scores of 79.5 and 79.1 – positions 27 and 28. In ‘personal security’ Abu Dhabi and Dubai shine in positions 11 and 12 with scores of 88.9 and 88.6, respectively. Dubai is a new addition to the index this year, along with Copenhagen, Baku and Lagos.
Source: Gulf News