Published the latest rating of the safest cities for life

    The Economist Intelligence Unit , a company engaged in analytics and economic research, has presented its annual report, “ The safest cities for life .” Cities are compared by 40 different quantitative and qualitative indicators. In total, 50 cities of the world participate in the ranking, chosen because of their geographical and political importance and the availability of reliable statistics. Therefore, this rating is not comprehensive - a city that finds itself in 50th place is not the worst city to live in the world.

    The report noted that the modern world for the most part lives in cities (almost 4 billion people). Most of all the inhabitants of North America moved to the cities - 82%. Africa is least urbanized - there this figure is still 40%. Most cities are growing in size, although there are exceptions - the capital of South Korea, Seoul, has decreased by almost a million people over the past 25 years. One of the interesting findings of the study: the most populated city in the world, Tokyo, is also the safest of all.

    The urbanization rate of

    12% of all urban residents is located in “super-megalopolises” - cities with a population of more than 10 million. The number of such cities has almost tripled over the past 25 years. In cities with a population of more than a million, almost 40% of urban residents live in total.

    The twenty safest cities:

    01 Tokyo
    02 Singapore
    03 Osaka
    04 Stockholm
    05 Amsterdam
    06 Sydney
    07 Zurich
    08 Toronto
    09 Melbourne
    10 New York
    11 Hong Kong
    12 San Francisco
    13 Taipei
    14 Montreal
    15 Barcelona
    16 Chicago
    17 Los Angeles
    18 London
    19 Washington DC
    20 Frankfurt

    Difference between rating results and the feeling of local residents according to their polls. Only the inhabitants of Zurich correctly assess the situation.

    Moscow ranked 43rd in the ranking next to Istanbul, Delhi, Mumbai and Mexico City. Since all parameters and exact methods for their measurement are not presented in the report, it is difficult to judge how correct or politicized this result can be.

    However, here is one of the indicators: in Moscow, according to the portal of legal statistics of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the number of murders per 100,000 people in 2013 was 3.53. In New York, where a record low number of homicides has been recorded in recent years , the figure was 1.68.

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