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Copenhagen overtakes Tokyo to be ranked world’s safest metropolis 

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

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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