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    Lagos has ranked 56th safest city in the world in a research list published by The Economist

    The research, which is published by The Economist every two years, ranked Copenhagen in Denmark as the safest city in the world, a position previously held by Tokyo. 

    Lagos ranked 56th safest city in the world

    The report ranked the safety ratings of cities around the world based on five distinct categories: Digital Security, Health Security, Infrastructure Security, Personal Security, and the newly incorporated Environmental Security. 

    Copenhagen outranked former leaders Tokyo in four out of the five categories, with the Japanese capital only ranking higher on health security. 

    The Danish capital received an overall safety score of 82.4 and was closely followed by Toronto which was scored 82.2. 

    Despite this, the Danish capital only led the world one of the five categories – Personal Security.

    When asked in the report about what makes Copenhagen such a safe city, lord mayor Lars Weiss said: ‘One key factor that makes Copenhagen such a safe city is its low crime rate, currently at its lowest level in more than a decade. We focus greatly on early intervention with preventive initiatives. 

    ‘Copenhagen is also characterised by great social cohesion and a relatively narrow wealth gap. It is a mixed city where both the cleaning assistant and the CEO meet each other at the local supermarket and have their kids in the same school.’

    Despite this, the lord mayor did concede that the city still has a problem dealing with ‘repeat youth offenders’. 

    Commenting on ranking Copenhagen as their safest city, the Economist wrote: ‘Toronto and Copenhagen do noticeably better in the new environmental security pillar than do any of the top-three cities from earlier years.

    ‘Copenhagen is definitely a worthy overall leader and Toronto a well-deserving runner-up, but as much because of long-term success in making residents secure as from any particular improvements in the last two years.’ 

    See the Economist’s 2021 safest cities. 

    1. Copenhagen 

    2. Toronto 

    3. Singapore 

    4. Sydney 

    5. Tokyo 

    6. Amsterdam 

    7. Wellington

    8. Hong Kong 

    8. Melbourne 

    10. Stockholm

    11. Barcelona

    11. New York

    13. Frankfurt

    14. Washington, DC

    15. London

    15. San Francisco

    17. Osaka

    18. Los Angeles

    19. Zurich 

    20. Chicago

    21. Madrid

    22. Dallas

    23. Paris

    24. Taipei

    25. Seoul

    26. Brussels

    27. Milan

    28. Lisbon

    29. Rome

    30. Shanghai 

    31. Abu Dhabi

    32. Kuala Lumpur

    33. Santiago 

    34. Buenos Aires 

    35. Dubai 

    36. Beijing 

    37. Istanbul 

    38. Moscow   

    39. Rio de Janeiro 

    40. Sao Paulo 

    41. Bogota 

    42. Mexico City 

    43. Bangkok 

    44. Quito 

    45. Ho Chi Minh City 

    46. Jakarta 

    47. Johannesburg 

    48. New Delhi 

    49. Riyadh 

    50. Mumbai 

    51. Manila 

    52. Baku 

    53. Kuwait City 

    54. Dhaka 

    55. Casablanca 

    56. Lagos 

    57. Cairo 

    58. Caracas 

    59. Karachi 

    60. Yangon 

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