Taipei ranked 22nd safest city in the world: report
Aug 30, 2019GeneralComments Off on Taipei ranked 22nd safest city in the world: report
Taipei-Taipei has been ranked the 22nd safest city in the world, according to the 2019 Safe Cities Index released Friday which ranks 60 cities around the globe.
The report, conducted by the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit, looks at 57 qualitative and quantitative indicators spread across four categories in terms of security: digital, infrastructure, health and personal.
The SCI Index is announced every two years, the first one being published in 2015.
With an overall index of 82.50, Taipei's 2019 ranking remains unchanged from the previous edition.
Tokyo continued its reign at number one in the ranking followed by Singapore and Osaka, while other notable Asian cities such as Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai ranked 8th, 20th, 31st, and 32nd, respectively.
In the category of health security, five of the top 10 cities were Asian, with Osaka ranked number one, followed by Tokyo at number two, Seoul at three, Singapore at eight, and Taipei at 10.
In the three other categories, Taipei ranked 23rd in digital security, 24th in infrastructure security and 20th in personal security.
According to the report, while security continues to be linked to income, wealth is by no means the only factor governing the security performance of cities.
A city's transparency, as measured by the World Bank's Control of Corruption metric, also plays a role in determining its security.