The Safest Cities in the World from The Safest Cities in the World
The Safest Cities in the World
Dangerous cities have cybercrime, air pollution, poor security, lack of sanitation and general crime. If you happen to live in one of these Dangerous Cities You Should Never Visit Alone, it may be wise to consider moving to one of the safest cities in the world.
Japan in general is a very safe country to live in, they don’t feel it is an individual’s right to carry firearms; they have a low tolerance for drugs and great zoning laws. According to Crime Index for Country 2016, Japan ranks among the lowest at 19.34.
With the help of the Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU) ranking, and other research, I have complied a list of the safest cities in the world. They were ranked according to health security, digital security, infrastructure and personal safety.
According to the Safe Cities Index 2015, Tokyo performs most strongly in the digital security category. It has also ranked high for personal safety and infrastructure. A 2015 report says, “road conditions and road safety standards meet or exceed U.S. standards except in the most remote areas or islands. Roads are well maintained, and extensive lighting exists.”
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Although Osaka is known for being business-focused; people are commuting to work early and not coming home until late at night. They have shown to have extremely low crime rates. According to research, the safety of walking alone during daylight is at a high of 88.24 and the safety of walking alone during the night is 83.82. Their crime index is 21.74.
The EIU ranked Stockholm among the top 10 cities for digital security. They have a score of 74.82. Technology is important for urban safety and Stockholm does a great job monitoring the city. It was also ranked high on our World’s Cleanest Cities list due to their clean air and well managed waste system.
Zurich came in 1st for infrastructural safety and health security. It scored 79.05 in health security and 92.63 in infrastructure safety, according to the EIU. It has universal healthcare system that contributes to health security. It has also developed an efficient and clean public transportation system. People are discouraged from driving their own cars because it causes the release of harmful toxins in the air.
New York City
Believe it or not, New York City ranked amongst the top 10 cities for digital security, according to the EIU. It has a score of 79.42. The city has an immense amount of security cameras in buildings, on traffic lights and facing streets. The laws are strict, especially for drinking and driving. According to the New York Times, the average life expectancy is 81.