The frequency of terrorism and natural disasters has changed the nature of urban safety. Today we’ll be looking at the top 10 safest places for living in the world.
Tokyo is famous for its nightlife. It is both the most populous and the safest city in the ranking. With a population of 13.3 million people ,Tokyo ranks number one for digital security and in the top 10 for personal safety and infrastructure despite its huge population and its earthquakes. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Tokyo is between $30,000 and $50,000.
London is the second-ranking European city in terms of digital security (the city ranks 16). The city of 8.3 million has also seen falling crime rates, and in 2014 burglary was at its lowest rate in 40 years, BBC reported .
It regularly ranks among the happiest countries in the world, and it’s 1,337 score says it’s also one of the safest—other than a minor conflict with Canada over an uninhabited island, that is.
4. Hong Kong
The city ranks sixth in personal safety. The city has seen high levels of police engagement and patrolling since pro-democracy protests broke out late last year. Hong Kong is the fourth-safest city on the list in terms of digital security, but it drops to 40th when it comes to the safety of its infrastructure. A high percentage of the city’s 7 million residents live in urban slums, and although its roads are high quality, Hong Kong has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths per year.
This city of 4.5 million people ranks in the top 10 for both infrastructure security and personal safety. However, Sydney lags behind in digital security and health security, in which it ranks 14th and 17th, respectively.
This city ranks the highest in the categories of health safety and infrastructure security, with its excellent universal health coverage and well-designed transport systems. The city’s wealth makes it easier to invest in urban safety: in the ranking’s “high income” category of cities with per capital GDP of $50,000, Zurich ranks second behind Singapore.
Toronto also ranks in the top 10 in the categories of infrastructure safety and personal safety. It, is the most populous city in Canada, is the best city to live in terms of safety, business environment, democracy, food security, cost of living, and livability, according to the Index. It Dubbed “Hollywood North ,” Toronto is the frequent setting for films and movies that are supposedly filmed in the US.
The city ranks lower in digital security than Tokyo, as it has fewer cyber security teams and privacy policies. Tokyo, Osaka is relatively wealthy and ranks second for GDP, per capital among upper-middle income cities. The Japanese city of 2.6 million ranks second in personal safety and sixth in health security.
Amsterdam city also ranks in the top 10 for personal safety. This city of 820,000 is famous for its legal marijuana , but it also has amazing infrastructure that makes it one of the safest cities in the world. It ranks fourth in infrastructure safety, a list dominated by high- and upper-middle income cities that have reduced car accidents and pollution from traffic congestion. With its pervasive cycling culture, Amsterdam has managed to do both.
Stockholm is the only city outside of Asia to rank in the top 5 category for personal safety. The Swedish capital of 909,000 ranks seventh in digital security and 10th in health security. Like many European countries, Sweden has universal healthcare .