The number one safest city in the world is also the most densely populated. Tokyo, the capital of Japan performs strongest in digital security. Tokyo is famous for its nightlife and was immortalized in the movie “Lost in Translation.
2. Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is number one for livability and number 2 for infrastructure safety.
Singapore ranks number one in overall personal safety, according to the Index, which noted that traditional crimes are at a decades-long low. Singapore has notoriously tough penalties for all crimes, including low-level offenses, which might contribute to its extremely low crime rate, the BBC reported in 2013.
4. New York City
New York City is packed with people but it is the only US city to make the top 10 list for all categories. New York has gotten safer over time; back in 1990 there were 2,245 homicides, or 6 murders every single day. Since then the population has greatly increased and murders have dramatically declined to 335 in 2013.
5. Toronto, Canada
According to the Economist, Toronto is one of the best places to live in the entire world.
6. Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich is ranked number one for both infrastructure security and health security.
This city has amazing infrastructure that makes it one of the safest cities in the world. Amsterdam in 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. The city also ranks in the top 10 for personal safety.
8. Osaka, Japan
Osaka beat out Tokyo in personal safety, although its infrastructure safety ranks very low compared to others that made the top 10 safest cities.
9. San Francisco
San Francisco recently hired the world’s first chief resilience officer – an official tasked with keeping track of everything that could test the city, from resource scarcity to social inequality.
Chicago ranks 10th in the category of digital security, but it has remained plagued by violent crime.
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