As per a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Copenhagen has been named the world’s safest city!
— The Economist Intelligence Unit (@TheEIU) August 23, 2021
The Danish capital surpassed former frontrunners such as Tokyo, Singapore, and Osaka in the fourth edition of the EIU’s biennial Safe Cities Index.
In a study of five pillars of urban security — digital, health, infrastructure, personal and environmental — Copenhagen topped the charts, scoring 82.4 points out of 100. Toronto followed closely behind with 82.2 points.
Following Toronto are; Singapore; Sydney; Tokyo; Amsterdam; Wellington; Hong Kong; Melbourne; and Stockholm. The EIU’s Safe Cities Index this year ranked 60 cities across 76 indicators of security, in an effort to get a better picture of global urban safety.
The cities were also analysed based on a new environmental security pillar, reflecting the increased importance of sustainability and climate change. Toronto and Copenhagen performed noticeably better in this new pillar than any of the other top-three cities from earlier years.
Digital security has also become a higher priority, as work and commerce have shifted online, while infrastructure safety has had to adjust due to changes in travel and utility consumption.
Meanwhile, the least safe cities in the world include Lagos, Cairo, Caracas, Karachi, and Yangon.