Copenhagen overtakes Tokyo to be ranked world’s safest metropolis
- Copenhagen ranked because the safest metropolis on the planet, in accordance to The Economist
- The biennial report had beforehand ranked Tokyo because the safest in 2019
- Each metropolis is analysed 5 totally different classes for security and ranked
- For 2021, The Economist added a class Environmental Security
By Sam Baker For Mailonline
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Copenhagen has overtaken Tokyo to be named because the safest metropolis anyplace on the planet in a brand new report – simply pipping Toronto to the crown.
The analysis, which is printed by The Economist each two years, beforehand ranked the Danish capital eighth total, with Tokyo holding the highest spot.
However, following the final two year interval, wherein the Covid-19 pandemic has gripped the world, Copenhagen has claimed this year’s crown as the general safest metropolis on the planet.
The study additionally ranked London because the joint fifteenth safest metropolis on the planet, tied with San Francisco.
Copenhagen (pictured) has overtaken Tokyo to be named because the safest metropolis anyplace on the planet in a brand new report
The analysis, which is printed by The Economist each two years, beforehand ranked the Danish capital eighth total, with Tokyo holding the highest spot. Pictured: Toronto which was ranked second within the 2021 report
The report ranked the security rankings of cities around the globe primarily based on 5 distinct classes: Digital Security, Health Security, Infrastructure Security, Personal Security and the newly integrated Environmental Security.
Copenhagen outranked former leaders Tokyo in 4 out the 5 classes, with the Japanese capital solely rating larger on well being safety.
The Danish capital acquired an total security rating of 82.4 and was intently adopted by Toronto which was scored 82.2.
Despite this, the Danish capital solely led the world one of many 5 classes – Personal Security.
When requested within the report about what makes Copenhagen such a secure metropolis, lord mayor Lars Weiss mentioned: ‘One key issue that makes Copenhagen such a secure metropolis is its low crime rate, at the moment at its lowest stage in additional than a decade. We focus vastly on early intervention with preventive initiatives.
The report ranked the security rankings of cities around the globe primarily based on 5 distinct classes: Digital Security, Health Security, Infrastructure Security, Personal Security and the newly integrated Environmental Security. Pictured: Singapore, which was named third safest metropolis
Sydney (pictured), which ranked fourth total, led the world when it got here to Digital Security within the report
‘Copenhagen can also be characterised by nice social cohesion and a comparatively slender wealth hole. It is a blended metropolis the place each the cleansing assistant and the CEO meet one another on the native grocery store and have their children in the identical college.’
Despite this, the lord mayor did concede that the town nonetheless has an issue coping with ‘repeat youth offenders’.
Commenting on rating Copenhagen as their safest metropolis, the Economist wrote: ‘Toronto and Copenhagen do noticeably higher within the new environmental safety pillar than do any of the top-three cities from earlier years.
‘Copenhagen is certainly a worthy total chief and Toronto a well-deserving runner-up, however as a lot due to long-term success in making residents safe as from any explicit enhancements within the final two years.’
The Economist’s 2021 safest cities
=8. Hong Kong
=11. New York
14. Washington, DC
=15. San Francisco
18. Los Angeles
31. Abu Dhabi
32. Kuala Lumpur
34. Buenos Aires
39. Rio de Janeiro
40. Sao Paulo
42. Mexico City
45. Ho Chi Minh City
48. New Delhi
53. Kuwait City
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