Many are the parameters that are presented when choosing a place to travel during vacations, mainly due to the health risk caused by Covid-19, so the Safe Cities Index (SCI) of the Economist Intelligence Unit, named the 60 destinations safer international.
The parameters That followed for the election encompass digital security, health security, infrastructure, personal security and environmental security, a new category for 2021.
Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka have been the safest destinations in recent years, however Asian cities lost their place for a European destination.
This 2021, Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, as the safest city in the world for the first time, with 82.4 points out of 100 in the annual report.
Copenhagen jumped from eighth place in 2019 to first place in 2021, largely because of the last added parameter, where it scored very well, as well as personal safety.
“A key factor that makes Copenhagen such a safe city is its low crime rate, which is currently at its lowest level in more than a decade,” says Lars Weiss, mayor of Copenhagen.
In addition, the capital of Denmark has a narrow wealth gap, so “Both the cleaning assistant and the CEO are at the local supermarket and have their children at the same school. This is one of the cornerstones of Danish culture, and contributes greatly to the high levels of trust and security from which we benefit. “, Explain.
Second, you will find Toronto, Canada, which came within two tenths of reaching the top of the list, while Singapore was left with third place.
Sidney, Australia was awarded fourth place topping the digital security category, while the 2019 winner Tokyo received 80.0 points, coming in fifth.
Amsterdam in the Netherlands came in sixth place with 79.3 points, while Wellington in New Zealand was the overall leader in the environmental safety category and came in seventh with 79.0 points.
The cities of Hong Kong and Melbourne share eighth place with 78.6 points, while Sweden’s Stockholm completed the top 10 with 78.0 points.
It was only in 11th place that the United States appeared presenting New York, where it shared the position with Barcelona, followed by Frankfurt in 13th position, Washington followed closely in 14th position, while London and San Francisco tied in the 15.
Regarding the five lowest numbers on the list, we found the Nigerian city Lagos, the Egyptian city Cairo, the Venezuelan Caracas, the Pakistani Karachi and Yangon, in Myanmar.
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Which Latin American city is safest?
Although no city in Latin America appears in the Top 10, some tourist destinations were taken into account and included in the list, such is the case of Santiago de Chile occupying number 33 on the list; Buenos Aires, Argentina, at number 34; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the 39; São Paulo, Brazil, at number 40; Bogotá, Colombia, is in position 41; Mexico City, Mexico, at number 42; Quito, Ecuador, at 44 and Caracas, Venezuela, two numbers before the end, at 58.