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Taipei ranked 22nd safest city in the world; Manila at 43rd

Taipei City in Taiwan has been ranked the 22nd safest city in the world while the City of Manila is at 43rd place according to the 2019 Safe Cities Index where it ranks 60 cities around the world.

The Safe Cities Index 2019 is conducted by the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit and  sponsored by NEC Corporation. It has four categories namely: digital, infrastructure, health and personal.

They look at qualitative and quantitative indicators in all of the categories. The city of Taipei has an overall safety index of 82.50 while Manila has an overall index of 59.2 (see complete list below).

Security continues to relate with a country’s income though wealth is no means the only factor governing the security performance of cities

Tokyo of Japan continues to be the supreme city when it comes to safety followed by the city of Singapore on 2nd and another city in Japan which is Osaka at 3rd.

Other Asian cities enters the list where the city of Seoul in South Korea at 8th, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai in China ranked 20th, 31st and 32nd respectively.


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