It's useful to have an overall idea of how safe cities are, whether you're scouting for a new place to live or planning a trip. Here are ten of the safest major cities around the globe.
In its "Safe Cities Index 2015", the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) used 44 specific indicators to decide how safe certain cities are. They then divided these into four main safety categories:
- Digital security: Identity theft, online privacy
- Health security: Environment, air and water quality
- Infrastructure safety: Buildings, roads, bridges
- Personal safety: Crime, violence
The ranking doesn't cover every global city, but it does highlight some interesting trends. The top 10 cities amongst those studied:
- New York
You can also find more information on the methodology in the report; just click the link below.
The Safe Cities Index 2015 [The Economist]