The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), has released its fourth edition of the Safe Cities Index (SCI), which ranks 60 cities worldwide across five continents. It measures the nature of urban safety, with 76 indicators organised along five pillars: personal, health, infrastructure, digital, and, new this year, environmental security.
In each of the last three iterations, Tokyo, Singapore, and Osaka, always in that order, have been index leaders. This year, however, in a study of five pillars of urban security, Copenhagen tops the charts, scoring 82.4 points out of 100.
The introduction of a new pillar for environmental security in this year’s index reflects the growing importance of sustainability issues and climate adaptation measures amid the pandemic. In this area, Copenhagen, along with Toronto, performed noticeably better than any of the top-three cities from earlier years.
Kit Lykketoft, director of conventions at Wonderful Copenhagen CVB, said: “Topping the Safe Cities Index 2021 is a significant nod to the great work that the city of Copenhagen does within urban safety – and an important key to unlock to meet again onsite, too. As the destination continues its tireless work within this field, we look forward to welcoming more business events such as WindEurope’s Electric City conference on 23-25 November back to our city,”
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