Ranking the Safest Cities in the World—Tokyo Leads the List

The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released its 2017 Safe Cities Index.

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October 13, 2017, 2:00 PM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Lianna Brinded shares the findings of the Safe Cities Index, created by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). According to Brinded, the EIU's Safe Cities Index is one of the most granular ways to determine the safest places in the world.

"The 2017 index ranked 60 major cities, scoring 49 indicators in the same four subindexes to get a final score out of 100," according to Brinded, and Tokyo came out on top. "Overall, Asian and European cities hit most of the top ten positions in the index."

For those North Americans keeping track at home, the safest city on this continent is Toronto, at number four. San Francisco is the safest U.S. city, coming in at number 15.

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