World’s Safest Cities Announced

The Economist comprehensively surveyed 60 major cities around the world with more than 70 indicators. As a result of these examinations, the institution, which created the World’s Safest Cities List, revealed that Istanbul lags behind the world average.

The Economist announced the results for 2021 of the “World’s Safest Cities” list, which it prepared by creating statistics on 76 indicators. The Economist, which conducts a comprehensive study for the list and evaluates 60 big cities within the scope of this study, is the capital of Denmark, the safest city in the world. Copenhagen declared that.

Within the scope of the researches, the situation of a city in dozens of different areas such as health, digital life, people’s environment and individual security was examined. Copenhagen, in all these categories getting the highest score It has become the safest city in the world. Toronto and Singapore follow Copenhagen, the largest city in Turkey. Istanbul was ranked 37th in the general list.. Istanbul lagged behind the world average with the points it collected in the categories.

Here are the 10 safest cities in the world:

Safest cities list

  • Copenhagen: 82.4 points
  • Toronto: 82.2 points
  • Singapore: 80.7 points
  • Sidney: 80.1 points
  • Tokyo: 80 points
  • Amsterdam: 79.3 points
  • Wellington: 79 points
  • Hong Kong: 78.6 points
  • Melbourne: 78.6 points
  • Stockholm: 78 points

According to research by The Economist, the average score of 60 cities is was 66.1 points. Istanbul, on the other hand, lagged behind this score. 62.9 points took. This statistic is a clear indication that some work has been done for Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city and economic capital. So, how is the situation within the scope of the categories included in the research? If you wish, let’s take a look at the World’s Safest Cities List on the basis of categories.

Top 10 cities in the health category


  • Tokyo: 87.7 points
  • Singapore: 84.1 points
  • Hong Kong: 84 points
  • Melbourne: 81.9 points
  • Osaka: 81.8 points
  • Alone: 81.1 points
  • Toronto: 80 points
  • London: 78.8 points
  • Barcelona: 78.1 points
  • Sidney: 77.7 points

The most important of the categories included in the research was undoubtedly health. Researchers examined in all details how prepared a city is against diseases. In this context, the number of hospitals COVID-19 Everything was looked at, from the number of deaths in the process. The world average, 66.7 points was recorded as. The score of Istanbul, which ranks 25th in this category, was above the average. Istanbul got 71.9 points.

Top 10 cities in infrastructure


  • Hong Kong: 93.4 points
  • Singapore: 92.1 points
  • Copenhagen: 89 points
  • Toronto: 88.6 points
  • Tokyo: 87.7 points
  • Stockholm: 87.3 points
  • Osaka: 86.6 points
  • Washington: 86.5 points
  • Chicago: 84.5 points
  • Sidney: 84.5 points

Investigations made in the field of infrastructure, which is one of the most important conditions of life in the city, 71.5 points above the world average revealed that. borderline Istanbul, on the other hand, took the 35th place with 72.1 points..

Top 10 cities in the category of personal safety

Personal security

  • Copenhagen: 86.4 points
  • Amsterdam: 80.5 points
  • Frankfurt: 80.3 points
  • Stockholm: 79.7 points
  • Brussels: 79.2 points
  • Paris: 79 points
  • Wellington: 78.3 points
  • Toronto: 77.2 points
  • Lisbon: 76.9 points
  • Madrid: 76.6 points

According to The Economist, people don’t seem to feel very safe in big cities. Analyzing indicators such as crime rates, experts revealed that the world average is 62.3 points. Istanbul is in the 48th place of the list with 48.8 points..

Top 10 cities in the environmental safety category

environmental safety

  • Wellington: 91.7 points
  • Toronto: 90.3 points
  • Washington: 87.6 points
  • Bogota: 85.5 points
  • Milan: 84.9 points
  • Copenhagen: 84.5 points
  • Stockholm: 83.7 points
  • Rio de Janeiro: 83.3 points
  • Zurich: 82.3 points
  • Kuala Lumpur: 81 points

The Economist also looked at the air quality of the cities, as well as the conditions for renewable energy and waste management in these cities. In the studies on the subject, the world average 68.5 points turned out to be. Unfortunately, Istanbul remained below the world average in this category as well. 62.8 points The ranking of Istanbul, which succeeded in taking the lead, was recorded as 44.

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