There are many of us who take safety into account when choosing a destination to travel. If you are one of them and you are already planning your next vacation or your next getaway, you better not miss the ranking that we are going to show you today. We are referring to Safe Cities Index, a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group.
This report ranks 60 cities based on 49 indicators, covering health security, infrastructure security, personal security, and digital security. Today in Hard Hobbit To Break we are going to show you the 10 most cities safe of the list. Curiously, many of them are in Asia, where there are also the most insecure, which we will talk about on another occasion. Would you like to join us?
The safest city on the planet according to the report is Tokyo. With more than 9.3 million inhabitants, it has a low crime rate, something that has a lot to do with the fact that there is no terrorism. The weak point of Japan's capital is infrastructure due to the danger of natural disasters.
The second city ranking is Singapore, a city-state in which, according to many analysts, law enforcement is taken very seriously. In this sense, it is important to note that the police It is very well paid, allowing them to be more motivated in their work. Of course, political stability must also be highlighted.
Closing the top 3 we find another Japanese city. This is Osaka, which is especially focused on business, which means that people work late and therefore travel by public transport at night. In fact, the subway is full of day and night, which gives a lot of security.
In fourth place is Toronto, the second largest city in Canada. Actually, this country is characterized by having a society peaceful and devoid of endemic violence. In fact, the rates of violence, homicides and crimes are very low and have not stopped decreasing since 1990.
We changed continents to move to Melbourne, an Australian city with a rate of criminality low. In addition, it is considered the best city in the world to live.
In sixth position we find Amsterdam, one of the most little from the list, a feature that gives you an advantage in allowing a safe and relaxed environment. And that we are talking about a very permissive city with prostitution and drugs. In any case, it is important to keep in mind that people have a free spirit, which makes them more relaxed with everyday issues.
We return to Australia to tell you about Sydney, which despite being the largest city in the country, its culture is oriented towards the neighborhoods, allowing the inhabitants to feel safer. In addition, we want to highlight that the city is designed to families with children (there are many parks), which allows a good balance between professional and family life, and offers a pleasant climate.
We return to Europe to tell you about Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, a relatively small and very quiet city. It is important to note that in summer there are few hours of darkness and that the center is very well lit the rest of the year, which gives a feeling of security.
Hong Kong, China
In ninth position we find Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of China. This city has one of the rates of delinquency lowest on the planet and one of the places with the lowest homicides.
Finally, we must talk about Zurich, a Swiss city where citizens feel safe on the street even at nightfall. In addition, the population has a lot trust in the police.
The 10 Safest Cities in the World (December 2020)
- Amsterdam, cities, Stockholm, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Osaka, Sydney, security, Tokyo, Toronto, Zurich