Guwahati News Desk: Copenhagen in Denmark was named the world’s safest city on Monday.
A study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) named Copenhagen as the safest city in the world with a point of 82.4 out of 100.
Regarding the achievement, the Mayor of Copenhagen, 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. Many of these are led through locally based cooperation between schools, youth clubs, social services and the police – the so-called SSP (schools, social services, police) system.”
He added, “Copenhagen is also characterized 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. This is one of the very cornerstones of Danish culture, and it contributes greatly to the high levels of trust and safety that we benefit from.”
Meanwhile, the other cities in the top ten list of the “Safest City” were – Sydney, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Wellington, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Stockholm.
The EIU undertaken survey is held every two years since 2015. Earlier in the results of 2019, Tokyo had taken the top spot of being the safest city. But, this year Copenhagen overtook Tokyo’s spot.
Moreover, in the recent survey, they took into account 60 major cities across 76 indicators, and in order to come up with the rankings, it evaluated the 76 indicators across digital, health, infrastructure, environmental, and personal-security sectors.