The 15 Safest Cities In The World

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Wherever you go in the world, safety is paramount. No one wants to be looking over their shoulder all the time and worrying about themselves or their belongings when also trying to immerse themselves in new surroundings and take in a new culture and with the majority of the world now living in cities, it's important to feel safe.

 

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) had recently compiled a report on the safest cities, taking into account  40 indicators split across the four themes of digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety and then scoring these cities out of 100. Here we look at the top 15 and why they ran so highly.

15. Barcelona, Spain - 75.16

In the past, the city had been known as a bit of a hotbed for pickpockets and petty thieves who would target tourists taking an amble through the historic streets or along the beach front. However, in order to combat this, around three years ago the city council decided to increase the presence of Police officers on the streets and in the subways.

This led to a fall in crime rates by 32% which has shot the city into the top 15 of this list.

14. Montreal, Canada - 75.6

Canada is known for being both a strong, economically advanced country and one that is safe and welcoming and Montreal seems to be a prime example of this. Ranking both extremely highly in its business environment and its food safety, these factors suggest that people feel both safe in their jobs and at home.

With confidence in what they are buying and the economic state, few turn to crime.

13. Taipei, Taiwan - 76.51

Taiwan's capital ranks in the top four of cities where citizens feel personally safe making it an incredibly attractive prospect to live there. Overall safety drops down to 13th but that is still a pretty high rating which is impressive for a country that is in a constant dispute with China over sovereignty.

A city that blends history and technology to its advantage, Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area.

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