Tokyo, Singapore, Osaka, Stockholm and Amsterdam are the safest cities in the world, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safety Cities Index 2015. The ratings are based on four safety related factors: personal security, health security, infrastructure security and digital security. Tokyo is rated the safest city overall, while Singapore tops in personal security and Zurich tops in infrastructure and health.
Personal factors consist of elements such as perceptions of personal security, violence and crime. Infrastructure security takes into account transportation safety, buildings, bridges and condition of roads. Cost and quality of health care, along with environmental factors such as air and water quality, constitute health security factors. Safety and identity theft, privacy and cyber security make up the digital security factors. The cumulative index of the above factors results in safeness of a place.
Sydney, Zurich, Toronto, Melbourne and New York City are other places in the top 10 safest cities in the world. New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Austria are among the safest countries in the world.
Boston, Colorado Springs, Nashville, Dallas and Allentown are the safest cities in the Unites States to raise a family. Low unemployment rates, abundant cultural opportunities and good schools are some of the factors that make cities good raise a family.