With the State Department recently issuing a Europe Holiday Travel Alert for U.S. citizens, it may be confusing as to where it’s actually safe to visit and meet and where you should avoid. The Economist’s Safe Cities Index 2017 puts a more positive spin on things and highlights the safest major cities around the globe.
The top 10 safest cities, according to The Economist, include:
- Osaka, Japan.
- Melbourne, Australia.
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Sydney, Australia.
- Stockholm, Sweden.
- Hong Kong.
- Zurich, Switzerland.
San Francisco was the first U.S. city to make the list at No. 15. Los Angeles and Chicago rounded out the top 20 in spots No. 18 and No. 19, respectively. New York was No. 21 on the list and Washington, D.C. was No. 23.
The Economist also includes various stats and alternate rankings alongside its list of safest major cities, noting that “terrorism gets the headlines but far more people are wounded or killed by car accidents.”
For more information on how The Economist determined the safest major cities in the world and the full list of 60 safest cities, infographics and more, check out the publication’s Safe Cities Index 2017 website.