Safe Cities Index 2017: Mumbai is 16th unsafe city in the world

Mumbai: Earlier this month, a report was released by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) which looks at parameters such as digital, health, infrastructure and personal security. Mumbai is the 16 th most unsafe cities in the world among the 60 featured in the Safe Cities Index 2017. The frequency and severity of terrorist attacks, which was classified under the ‘personal security’ parameter, affected rankings one reason why Mumbai is ranked lower than Delhi.

Mumbai is ranked 45th in the biennial list that looks at parameters such as digital, health, infrastructure and personal security. The city was ranked 44 among 50 cities in 2015. The other Indian city in the list New Delhi was ranked 43. The safest cities were Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka, much like 2015. The three most unsafe cities were Karachi (Pakistan), Yangon (Myanmar), and Dhaka (Bangladesh).

In parts of the developed world, particularly Europe, a series of terrorist attacks has affected personal security. At the same time, city governments in the developing world are still struggling to keep pace with the rapid expansion of their populaces, which is straining infrastructure, overwhelming health services and law enforcement.