Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Safe Cities Report: Only One American City in the Top 10

Good Day World!

I’m surprised, but not shocked.

When I read the list of safest cities in the world I expected to see at least half from the USA. Didn’t happen.

(Photo-Tokyo at night)

We were lucky to get one out of the Top 10 cities. That’s disturbing to me. 

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released its Safe Cities Index 2015 last week, which rates 50 cities based on how well they do in four safety-related factors:

1. Digital security — cyber security, privacy, safety from identity theft

2. Health security — cost and quality of health services, environment and air/water quality

3. Infrastructure security — condition of roads, bridges, and buildings, transportation safety

4. Personal safety — crime and violence, perceptions of personal security

Tokyo, the world's most populous metropolitan area, took the prize for safest overall city, and also won for best digital security. Zurich was tops in both health and infrastructure, and Singapore in personal security.

Here are the top 10 safest cities, and the other 40, according to EIU.

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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