Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tokyo and Singapore named the world's safest cities...

Tokyo, the world's most populated city, is also the safest according to a 2015 Safe Cities Index by The Economist.

The index, which looks at digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety, ranks the Japanese capital ahead of Singapore second and Osaka third. European capitals Stockholm and Amsterdam complete the world's top five safest cities.

Australia's most populous city, Sydney, just missed out the top five (by less than a point) coming in at number six in the Index. The habour city was followed by Zurich in seventh place and Toronto in eighth. The world's friendliest city and arguable Australia's "hippest" city, Melbourne, was named the ninth safest city in the world.

Only one USA city made the top 10 in the Index; the city that never sleeps – New York – rounded off the top 10.

On the other end of the scale, Jakarta, with an urban population of over 10 million ranked at the bottom of the list of 50 cities in the Index. Cities which also tipped the other end of the scale from 45th to 49th spots, respectively, are: Mexico City, Riyadh, Johannesburg, Ho Chi Minh City and Tehran. Full story...

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