This Is the Safest City for Travelers

Copenhagen is No. 1 in new ranking by the 'Economist'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2021 10:30 AM CDT
This Is the Safest City for Travelers
Copenhagen is the safest city for tourists, according to a new ranking.   (Getty/SeanPavonePhoto)

(Newser) – The Economist is out with its annual ranking of "safe cities" in which to travel, and the top spot is occupied by Copenhagen for the first time. Typically, an Asian city has been No. 1, notes CNN. Crime obviously factors into the rankings, but the Safe Cities Index 2021 also takes into account digital, health, infrastructure, and environmental security. Here are the top 10 of the 60 cities considered, along with their score out of 100:

  1. Copenhagen, 82.4
  2. Toronto, 82.2
  3. Singapore, 80.7
  4. Sydney, 80.1
  5. Tokyo, 80.0
  6. Amsterdam, 79.3
  7. Wellington, 79.0
  8. (tie) Hong Kong, 78.6
  9. (tie) Melbourne, 78.6
  10. Stockholm, 78.0

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  • US cities: While no American cities cracked the top 10, five made it into the top 20. They are No. 11, New York (77.8); No. 14, Washington, DC, (77.4); No. 15, San Francisco (77.2); No. 18, Los Angeles (76.5); and No. 20, Chicago (75.0).
See the full rankings. (Or check out more lists.)

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