It beat out three staple winners in a yearly ranking of 60 cities for health, infrastructure, digital, and environmental security.
In a yearly ranking of 60 global cities for excellence in the five pillars of personal, health, infrastructure, digital, and environmental security, Copenhagen has emerged tops this year.
In each of the last three years’ rankings, Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka—always in that order—had been the leaders of the Safe Cities Index (SCI). Now, Copenhagen has beat them with 82.4 points out of 100, with Toronto following close behind with 82.2 points.
In the previous three years of the SCI, six cities had been consistently among the top 10: Amsterdam, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto, with only a few points separating them.