Can you guess which is the safest city in the world? Well, according to a new study by the research and analysis firm Economist Intelligence Unit, it is Copenhagen. Yes, Denmark’s Copenhagen beats Tokyo, Singapore, and Osaka to emerge as the safest city in the world. However, Indian cities are also not behind. Mumbai and Delhi also fall under the top 50 safest cities in the world. While Mumbai is has earned quite a name for safety, we are double guessing Delhi. Read on to find out how is a city’s safety measured.
On What Basis Is A City’s Safety Determined?
In 2015, 44 indicators were determined to measure the safety of a city. That said, the index is updated every two years with more indicators. This year, the index score was measured on 76 factors across five pillars including infrastructure, personal, infrastructure, digital, health, and environmental security. Environmental security was used as a metric for the first time to determine a city’s safety. The introduction of the environmental pillar shows the importance of sustainability and climate adaptation measures post-pandemic.
Toronto is the second safest city in the world according to the biannual Safe Cities Index by @TheEIU. This is the highest-ranking Toronto has had on this index and the city continues to be the safest in North America since the index started in 2015. Info: https://t.co/7meW2zPAyF pic.twitter.com/bhV9XmoRoU
— City of Toronto (@cityoftoronto) August 23, 2021
What Are The Ranks Of Mumbai And Delhi?
While Toronto secured a second spot with 82.2 points, Singapore, Sydney, as well as Tokyo, followed with 80.7, 80.1, and 80 points, respectively. Lagos, Cairo, Karachi, and Yangon were the new additions in the safe cities in the world. Dubai and Abu Dhabi made it to the world’s safest cities list in 2020. Coming to Indian cities, New Delhi jumped from rank 52 in 2019 to 48 this year with 56.1 points. On the other hand, Mumbai’s rank fell from 45 in 2019 to 50 this year with 54.4 points.
— UNDRR (@UNDRR) August 4, 2021
Here’s a list of the top 10 safest cities in the world
- Hong Kong
Which other Indian city do you think should have made it to the top 50?