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4th Safe Cities Index 2021: New Delhi & Mumbai named in 60 global cities; Copenhagen Tops

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The Capital City and Financial Capital City of India i.e. New Delhi and Mumbai respectively have found place in 4th Safe Cities Index 2021 of 60 global cities, released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The index report is titled as ‘Safe Cities Index 2021- New expectations demand a new coherence’.

  • While New Delhi is placed at 48th position with 56.1 scores, the dream city Mumbai ranked at 50th with a score of 54.4.
  • The index has been topped by Denmark’s capital Copenhagen with 82.4 making it as the world’s safest city.
  • Yangon (Myanmar) is at the bottom of the index with a score of 39.5, as least safe city.

Following table shows the World’s top 5 safe cities:

Rank City Country
48 New Delhi India
50 Mumbai India
1 Copenhagen Denmark
2 Toronto Canada
3 Singapore Singapore
4 Sydney Australia
5 Tokyo Japan
60 Yangon Myanmar

Key Points:

i.The cities are ranked based on 76 indicators of security across 5 broad pillars viz. Digital security, Health security, Infrastructure security, Personal security, and Environmental security. Among these pillars following are the rank of New Delhi and Mumbai:

  • Digital security– New Delhi ranked 48th and Mumbai ranked at 53rd. It is topped by Sydney, Australia.
  • Health Security– New Delhi placed at 40th and Mumbai at 44. It is topped by Tokyo.
  • Infrastructure Security– New Delhi stood at 44th and Mumbai at 48th. It is topped by Hong Kong, China.
  • Personal Security– New Delhi ranked at 41st and Mumbai at 50th. It is topped by Copenhagen.
  • Environmental Security– New Delhi placed at 49th and Mumbai at 46th. It is topped by Wellington, New Zealand.

ii.The cities are scored on a scale of 0 to 100 where scores between 0-25 indicates Low Safety; 25.1-50 (Medium Safety); 50.1-75 (High Safety); and 75.1-100 (Very High Safety).

About the Safe Cities Index 2021:

Initially released in 2015, it is a biennial report from EIU, sponsored by NEC (formerly Nippon Electric Company) Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. It is a benchmarking tool to measure global urban safety.

  • Environmental security is the new addition in the security parameters list for 2021.

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About Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Establishment– 1946
Managing Director– Robin Bew
Headquarter– London, United Kingdom (UK)