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Lagos ranked 56th safest city in the world (FULL LIST)


In a research list published by The Economist, Lagos has ranked 56th safest city in the world.

Copenhagen in Denmark has been ranking the world’s safest city, a position previously held by Tokyo, as a study published every two years by The Economist.

The report ranked cities around the world in terms of safety based on five different categories: digital security, health security, security in infrastructure, personal security, and newly integrated environmental security.

In four out of five categories, Copenhagen overranked the former leaders of Tokyo, with Japan only rating health security higher.

The Danish capital received a total safety score of 82.4 and Toronto received an 82.2 score.

However, only one of the five categories – Personal security – was ruled by the Danish capital.

When asked in the report about what makes Copenhagen such a safe city, lord mayor Lars Weiss said: ‘One key factor that makes Copenhagen such a safe city is its low crime rate, currently at its lowest level in more than a decade. We focus greatly on early intervention with preventive initiatives. 

‘Copenhagen is also characterised by great social cohesion and a relatively narrow wealth gap. It is a mixed city where both the cleaning assistant and the CEO meet each other at the local supermarket and have their kids in the same school.’

Despite this, the lord mayor did concede that the city still has a problem dealing with ‘repeat youth offenders.

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Commenting on ranking Copenhagen as their safest city, the Economist wrote: ‘Toronto and Copenhagen do noticeably better in the new environmental security pillar than do any of the top-three cities from earlier years.

‘Copenhagen is definitely a worthy overall leader and Toronto a well-deserving runner-up, but as much because of long-term success in making residents secure as from any particular improvements in the last two years.’ 

See the Economist’s 2021 safest cities. 

1. Copenhagen

2. Toronto

3. Singapore

4. Sydney

5. Tokyo

6. Amsterdam

7. Wellington

8. Hong Kong

8. Melbourne

10. Stockholm

11. Barcelona

11. New York

13. Frankfurt

14. Washington, DC

15. London

15. San Francisco

17. Osaka

18. Los Angeles

19. Zurich

20. Chicago

21. Madrid

22. Dallas

23. Paris

24. Taipei

25. Seoul

26. Brussels

27. Milan

28. Lisbon

29. Rome

30. Shanghai

31. Abu Dhabi

32. Kuala Lumpur

33. Santiago

34. Buenos Aires

35. Dubai

36. Beijing

37. Istanbul

38. Moscow

39. Rio de Janeiro

40. Sao Paulo

41. Bogota

42. Mexico City

43. Bangkok

44. Quito

45. Ho Chi Minh City

46. Jakarta

47. Johannesburg

48. New Delhi

49. Riyadh

50. Mumbai

51. Manila

52. Baku

53. Kuwait City

54. Dhaka

55. Casablanca

56. Lagos 

57. Cairo

58. Caracas

59. Karachi

60. Yangon

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