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The safest cities in the world 2017

Tokyo named as the safest city in the world for 2017

Tokyo, Japan

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03 Nov 2017

In 2017, there are more than 4 billion people living in cities around the world, this is an increase of 150 million in the last two years alone. Because of this growth, experts at The Economist have been compiling their index of the safest cities in the world.

The latest findings have put Tokyo at the top spot, having also been named number one back in 2015 during the first index. Factors include how secure cities are from hacking, healthcare, personal safety, crime and more. 60 cities are featured on the Safest Cities Index which ranks them across 49 indicators. The Japanese capital ranked very highly on digital security as well as seeing a rise in the health security category since the last report was published.

Cities from Europe and Asia dominate the top spots:

  1. Tokyo - 89.80
  2. Singapore - 89.64
  3. Osaka - 88.87
  4. Toronto - 87.36
  5. Melbourne - 87.30
  6. Amsterdam - 87.26
  7. Sydney - 86.74
  8. Stockholm - 86.72
  9. Hong Kong - 86.22
  10. Zurich - 85.20
  11. Frankfurt - 84.86
  12. Madrid - 83.88
  13. Barcelona - 83.71
  14. Seoul - 83.61
  15. San Francisco - 83.55
  16. Wellington - 83.18
  17. Brussels - 83.01
  18. Los Angeles - 82.26
  19. Chicago - 82.21
  20. London - 82.10

Such small margins separate the top three, which remain unchanged from 2015. The inclusion of Wellington in 16th is notable, as it is the only new city that features in the top 20, meaning it was not ranked previously.

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