Lagos ranked 56th safest city in the world

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

The research, which is published by The Economist every two years, ranked Copenhagen in Denmark as the safest city in the world, a position previously held by Tokyo. 

Lagos ranked 56th safest city in the world

The report ranked the safety ratings of cities around the world based on five distinct categories: Digital Security, Health Security, Infrastructure Security, Personal Security, and the newly incorporated Environmental Security. 

Copenhagen outranked former leaders Tokyo in four out of the five categories, with the Japanese capital only ranking higher on health security.—&client=ca-pub-2427099653703778&output=html&h=300&adk=2141876619&adf=667904977&pi=t.aa~a.1834861711~i.23~rp.4&w=360&lmt=1630066514&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=4779063894&psa=1&ad_type=text_image&format=360×300&!2&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=FVERCELzRT&p=https%3A//

The Danish capital received an overall safety score of 82.4 and was closely followed by Toronto which was scored 82.2.—&client=ca-pub-2427099653703778&output=html&h=300&adk=2141876619&adf=3366938152&pi=t.aa~a.1834861711~i.27~rp.4&w=360&lmt=1630066514&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=4779063894&psa=1&ad_type=text_image&format=360×300&!3&btvi=2&fsb=1&xpc=drXD07dyQ8&p=https%3A//

Despite this, the Danish capital only led the world one of the five categories – Personal Security.

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’.—&client=ca-pub-2427099653703778&output=html&h=300&adk=2141876619&adf=965097895&pi=t.aa~a.1834861711~i.37~rp.4&w=360&lmt=1630066514&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=4779063894&psa=1&ad_type=text_image&format=360×300&!4&btvi=3&fsb=1&xpc=b47FiTKaIg&p=https%3A//

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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