The 10 safest cities in the world in 2017

There are many of us who, when choosing a destination to travel, take safety into account. If you are one of them and you are already planning your next vacation or your next getaway, you better not miss the ranking that we are going to show you today. We are referring to the Safe Cities Index , a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group.

This report ranks 60 cities based on 49 indicators, covering health security, infrastructure security, personal security, and digital security. Today at Vuela Viajes we are going to show you the 10 safest cities on the list. Curiously, many of them are in Asia, where the most insecure are also, which we will talk about on another occasion. Would you like to join us?

Tokyo Japan

The safest city on the planet according to the report is Tokyo. With more than 9.3 million inhabitants, it has a low crime rate, something that has a lot to do with the fact that there is no terrorism. The weak point of the capital of Japan is the infrastructure due to the danger of natural disasters.


The second city in the ranking is Singapore, a city-state in which, according to many analysts, they take law enforcement very seriously. In this sense, it is important to bear in mind that the police are very well paid, which allows them to be more motivated in their work. Of course, political stability must also be highlighted.

Osaka, Japan

Closing the top 3 we find another Japanese city. This is Osaka, which is mostly business- focused, which means that people work late and therefore travel by public transport at night. In fact, the subway is full day and night, which makes it very safe.

Toronto Canada

In fourth position we find Toronto, the second largest city in Canada. In reality, this country is characterized by having a peaceful society devoid of endemic violence. In fact, the rates of violence, homicides and crimes are very low and have not stopped decreasing since 1990.

Melbourne, Australia

We changed continents to move to Melbourne, an Australian city with a low crime rate. In addition, it is considered the best city in the world to live in.

Amsterdam, Holland

In sixth position we find Amsterdam, one of the smallest cities on the list, a feature that gives it an advantage when it comes to allowing a safe and relaxed environment. And that we are talking about a very permissive city with prostitution and drugs. In any case, it is important to note that people have a free spirit, which makes them more relaxed with everyday matters.

Sydney, Australia

We return to Australia to tell you about Sydney, which despite being the largest city in the country, its culture is neighborhood-oriented, allowing residents to feel safer. In addition, we want to emphasize that the city is designed for families with children (there are many parks), that it allows a good balance between professional and family life, and that it offers a pleasant climate.

Stockholm, Sweden

We return to Europe to tell you about Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, a relatively small and very quiet city. It is important to bear in mind that in summer there are few hours of darkness and that the center is very well lit the rest of the year, which gives a feeling of security.

Hong Kong, China

In ninth position we find Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of China. This city has one of the lowest crime rates on the planet and one of the places with the fewest homicides.

Zurich, Switzerland

Finally, we must talk about Zurich, a Swiss city where citizens feel safe on the street even after dark. In addition, the population has a lot of trust in the police.