Judging by the newly-published 2019 Safe Cities Index, Copenhagen is among the safest cities in the world to live in.
The index, produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit, ranked the Danish capital joint eighth with Seoul with an overall score of 87.4 out of 100. Copenhagen was one of just two European countries in the top 10, with Amsterdam coming in fourth.
Copenhagen scored particularly high in the Personal security parameter, coming in second behind Singapore. The city also achieved a ‘very high’ score in the other three categories: Digital security (15th), Health security (11th) and Infrastructure security (20th).
On what the three top scorers in Personal security (Singapore, Copenhagen and Hong Kong) had in common, the index report stated “they are strong on personal security inputs, with all scoring between 92 and 96 points out of 100. In particular, each gets full marks for the policing-related indicators: level of engagement, community-based patrolling and use of datadriven techniques.”
Tokyo finished top of the 60-city pile with a score of 92.0, followed by Singapore, Osaka, Amsterdam and Sydney, while Toronto, Washington DC, Copenhagen, Seoul and Melbourne rounded out the top 10.
Other notables included Stockholm (12), London (14), New York (15), Hong Kong (20), Paris (23), Rome (30), Beijing (31), Moscow (37), Mexico City (40), Rio de Janeiro (41), New Delhi (52) and Lagos coming in last.