Whether you’re a nervous traveller or just curious, it’s no harm being aware of where you’ll find the safest cities in the world.
The Economist Intelligence Unit released its latest Safe Cities Index, which ranks 60 cities across 57 different categories. These include digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security. It ranks cities on everything from air pollution levels, road deaths and gun regulation to crime rates.
Tokyo again comes first overall, and Asia-Pacific cities make up six of the top ten.
Top 10 safest cities in the world 2019
Tokyo comes first thanks to its low crime levels (both violent and petty), infrastructure designed to withstand natural shocks, and low risk of computer malware. An amazingly modern city, it’s no wonder it’s so popular with tourists.
Singapore is a small island city-state off southern Malaysia which punches way above its weight on a global level. It’s also a centre of tourism and a serious hub for travel in Asia.
Considering Osaka is one of the largest cities on the planet, with over 19 million people calling it home, it’s no wonder that it’s such a vibrant place to visit.
This charming 17th-century canal-covered city has heaps of interesting sights that will keep you busy for an entire weekend, or even longer.
Sydney is known around the world as one of the greatest and most iconic cities on the planet. It’s also one officially one of the safest cities in the world.
Canada’s biggest city and home to Drake and the iconic CN Tower, Toronto is an exciting and diverse city with plenty of things to see and do.
As the capital of the United States, there is a tremendous amount of interesting things to do in Washington DC.
Copenhagen oozes Scandi cool from every corner, with top notch food, stylish design and an always hip atmosphere.
Seoul is one of the safest cities in the world, and in Asia. The vast transit system allows visitors to get to different places and areas rather easily.
You’ll often find Melbourne at the top of the most liveable cities in the world and as soon as you spend time in the place you’ll understand why.
You can see the full list of the safest cities in the world here.