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Just now, lamoe said:

Washington D.C.:showing-ass:

Bit misleading here---need to check out some of the criteria for being a "safe" city listed below.Knew that something was wrong when I saw DC on the list.



With a crime rate of 60 per one thousand residents, Washington has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 17.




TOKYO has been named the world's safest city on Thursday by the Economist Intelligence Unit, in an index ranking cities' ability to handle everything from climate disasters to cyber attacks.

Singapore took second place after Japan's capital while another Japanese metropolis, Osaka, came third - the same top three as the two previous Safe Cities Indexes of 2015 and 2017.

This year the index of 60 cities aimed to capture the concept of "urban resilience", which is the ability of cities to absorb and bounce back from shocks, researchers said.

This concept has increasingly steered urban safety planning during the last decade, as policymakers worry about the impacts of climate change, including heat stress and flooding.

The index assessed four types of safety: digital, infrastructure, health and personal security.

London came in 14th place, while only Amsterdam and Copenhagen broke the top tenCredit: Getty - Contributor

Asia-Pacific dominated the top 10, as in previous years, with six cities, including Australia's Sydney in fifth place, South Korea's Seoul in eighth and Australia's Melbourne in 10th.

The only city in the UK to make the list was London, coming in at number 14 overall.

The safest cities scored highly on access to high-quality healthcare, dedicated cyber-security teams, community-based police patrols and good disaster planning, researchers said.

Some cities made surprising entries, such as Chicago and New York, which are known for having high crime rates.

For example, New York fell to 30th place when it came to personal security.

However the overall ranking also included digital and infrastructure security, which meant it came in 15th place.

While European cities performed well in the area of health, they struggled with digital security, in terms of citizens' ability to freely use the internet and other digital channels without fear of privacy violations or identity theft.

Top-ranking cities for digital security scored high on citizen awareness of digital threats and dedicated cyber-security teams, leading to low levels of infection by computer viruses and malware.

Irene Mia, global editorial director of the Economist Intelligence Unit. added: "London is the only European city in the top 10 in this category," said

Nigeria's Lagos, Venezuela's Caracas, Myanmar's Yangon, Pakistan's Karachi and Bangladesh's Dhaka were the world's five least safe cities, according to the index.



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3 minutes ago, Bama said:

Statistics don't lie - those interpret them do.

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