Mumbai Is The World’s 45th Safest City, Delhi Ranked 52nd
Mumbai has been ranked as the 45th safest city on the Safe Cities Index, while Delhi stood at the 52nd position, a report by Economist Intelligence Unit said.
Cities in the Asia-Pacific region made up six of the top-10 safest cities with Tokyo taking the top spot. Along with Tokyo, APAC cities dominated the Safe Cities Index 2019. Singapore and Osaka came second and third, while Sydney and Melbourne also made it to the top-10 cities list.
Though Hong Kong dropped out of the group in 2017, Seoul joined the top-10 cities' league taking the eighth place with Copenhagen.
The Safe Cities Index 2019 ranks 60 countries worldwide across five continents and measures the multi-faceted nature of urban safety, with indicators categorised as digital, infrastructure, health and personal security.
“Although APAC cities such as Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka continue to rank within the top-three cities in the Index, the region also hosts some of the lowest scoring cities in the world, with Yangon, Karachi and Dhaka close to the bottom of the list,” Naka Kondo, editor of the SCI2019 report, said.
APAC cities perform well across the categories of health security, infrastructure security and personal security, but their North American counterparts generally fare better in digital security, accounting for seven of the top-10 cities in this category, the report stated.