The Safest Cities In The World

(CC) Kevin Dooley/FlickrTokyo named the world’s safest city, according to The Economist’s 2015 Safe Cities Index, followed by Singapore and Osaka in second and third position respectively. Barcelona in 15th position and Madrid 21st, the only two Spanish cities to make the top 50 list. 

Here are the factors it ranks 50 cities on:

  • Digital security — This measures the quality of a city’s cybersecurity, the frequency of identity theft, and other factors related to digital security.
  • Health security — This metric looks at average life expectancy of a city’s citizens as well as the ratio of hospital beds to the size of the population.
  • Infrastructure — This looks at factors like the quality of roads and the number of people who die from natural disasters.
  • Personal safety — This category looks at more traditional safety measures like crime, the level of police engagement, and the number of violent crimes. 

The full report is available here.