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RCG SAFETY INDEX 2021 BY COUNTRY

The RCG Safety Index ranks the personal safety of individuals in over 180 world cities. The index takes into consideration danger from other individuals, incidents, the political situation, and natural disasters. As such, crime is not the only factor used in the index. Hazardous incidents such as falls, fires, and traffic accidents are also factored into the index, as are deaths from natural events such as earthquakes. Safety is often taken for granted in Western countries. In emerging countries, it’s often a constant threat. In Latin America, millions seek refuge from violence in their country. Even in a place like China, which enjoys relatively low criminality, many deaths are related to negligence or lack of advanced social structures. Every year, many people in the country die from falls, traffic accidents, and natural disasters.

Mainly, small European cities are at the top of our ranking. One city that appears in a positive light is Singapore, which offers a very safe environment in many respects.

Cities with very small populations can be affected negatively by the homicide rate. For example, a perfectly safe city of 10,000 inhabitants that experiences one homicide in a year will see its homicide rate jump to 10 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, which will put it above the average of world cities. The RCG Safety Index reports on countries’ levels of peacefulness and demonstrates the relationship between peace, prosperity and ethics.

COUNTRY SAFETY MAP

Rank COUNTRY CITY Safety-Index Numbeo Index Homicide Rate City Global Peace Index Security Risk Political Risk Natural disaster Risk Road traffic death rate Natural disasters death rate Homicide rate Country Major conflicts death rate
1 Liechtenstein Vaduz 0.97 85 0 0.9 0.1 0.1 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
2 Andorra Andorra la Vella 0.96 85.15 0 0.9 0.25 0.1 1 7.6 0 0 0
3 Isle of Man Douglas 0.95 83.74 0 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
4 Monaco Monaco 0.94 77.03 0 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
5 Jersey Saint Helier 0.91 71.57 0 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
6 Gibraltar Gibraltar 0.9 83 0.3 #N/A 0.25 0.5 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
7 Singapore Singapore 0.9 78.53 0.2 0.84 0.25 0.1 2.27 3.6 0 2.7 0
8 Switzerland Zurich 0.9 81.73 0.3 0.83 0.1 0.1 2.37 3.3 0.05 0.6 0
9 Iceland Reykjavik 0.89 79.29 0.3 0.93 0.1 0.25 1.52 4.6 0 1.3 0
10 Japan Tokyo 0.89 83.49 0.2 0.84 0.25 0.25 12.99 4.7 4.2 0.3 0.05
11 Hong Kong Hong Kong 0.87 80.68 0.4 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
12 UAE Abu Dhabi 0.86 89.03 0.8 0.69 0.25 0.5 1.97 10.9 0 3.7 0.05
13 Bahrain Manama 0.85 74.51 0.5 0.5 0.25 0.5 1.69 8 0 0.7 2
14 China Wuxi 0.85 92.16 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
15 Luxembourg Luxembourg City 0.85 74.4 0.7 0.9 0.1 0.1 2.43 8.7 0 0.4 0
16 Switzerland Geneva 0.85 72.11 0.6 0.83 0.1 0.1 2.37 3.3 0.05 0.6 0
17 Denmark Copenhagen 0.84 76.17 1.1 0.86 0.1 0.1 2.89 3.5 0.05 1.1 0.05
18 Finland Helsinki 0.84 77.42 1 0.8 0.1 0.1 2.21 4.8 0 1.6 0.05
19 Germany Munich 0.84 83.02 1.2 0.79 0.25 0.25 2.95 4.3 0.1 0.7 0.05
20 China Nanjing 0.83 87.16 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
21 Poland Warsaw 0.83 73.41 0.7 0.72 0.25 0.5 3.2 10.3 0.05 0.9 0
22 Portugal Lisbon 0.83 69.22 0.6 0.86 0.25 0.25 3.45 7.8 0.1 1.1 0
23 Australia Melbourne 0.82 55.67 0.24 0.83 0.25 0.25 4.22 5.4 0.1 0.9 0.05
24 China Suzhou 0.82 82.65 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
25 Qatar Doha 0.82 87.83 1.3 0.71 0.25 0.5 0.08 15.2 0 8.1 0
26 Canada Montreal 0.81 68.15 0.97 0.85 0.25 0.25 3.01 6 0.1 1.8 0.05
27 China Qingdao 0.81 79.56 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
28 China Wuhan 0.81 78.78 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
29 Croatia Split 0.81 68.81 0.8 0.75 0.25 0.5 3.97 9.2 0.1 1 0
30 Cyprus Nicosia 0.81 70.67 1.1 0.66 0.25 0.25 2.68 5.2 0 2.2 0
31 Macau Macau 0.81 70.82 1 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
32 UAE Dubai 0.81 82.96 1.5 0.69 0.25 0.5 1.97 10.9 0 3.7 0.05
33 Australia Brisbane 0.8 65.7 0.96 0.83 0.25 0.25 4.22 5.4 0.1 0.9 0.05
34 Australia Sydney 0.8 61.46 0.8 0.83 0.25 0.25 4.22 5.4 0.1 0.9 0.05
35 Czech Republic Prague 0.8 74.05 1.4 0.84 0.25 0.5 3.37 6.1 0.2 0.9 0.05
36 Montenegro Budva 0.8 70.59 1 0.67 0.25 0.5 4 11.9 0 2.6 0
37 Norway Oslo 0.8 61.61 0.95 0.8 0.1 0.1 2.19 3.8 0.1 0.7 0.3
38 Romania Bucharest 0.8 72.26 1.1 0.77 0.25 0.5 5.92 8.7 0.6 1.5 0
39 Slovenia Ljubljana 0.8 77.24 2 0.84 0.1 0.25 3.41 6.4 0.05 0.6 0
40 South Korea Seoul 0.8 65.51 0.8 0.69 0.25 0.25 4.59 12 0.3 2 0
41 Spain Madrid 0.8 64.85 0.9 0.74 0.25 0.5 3.05 3.7 0.1 0.8 0.05
42 China Chengdu 0.79 71 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
43 China Ningbo 0.79 72.02 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
44 China Shenyang 0.79 73.56 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
45 Cyprus Limassol 0.79 68.28 1.5 0.66 0.25 0.25 2.68 5.2 0 2.2 0
46 Germany Berlin 0.79 60.19 1 0.79 0.25 0.25 2.95 4.3 0.1 0.7 0.05
47 Greece Corfu 0.79 83.6 2 0.62 0.25 0.5 6.7 9.1 0.05 2 0.05
48 Malta Valletta 0.79 70 1.4 0.9 0.25 0.25 0.6 5.1 0 2.9 0
49 Morocco Dakhla 0.79 70 1 0.63 0.25 0.5 6.45 20.8 0.05 1.6 0.05
50 Oman Muscat 0.79 75.47 1.1 0.64 0.25 0.5 2.64 25.4 0.1 5 0
51 Saudi Arabia Riyadh 0.79 70.52 0.8 0.51 0.25 0.5 1.14 27.4 0.05 5.8 0.05
52 Spain Barcelona 0.79 57.25 0.7 0.74 0.25 0.5 3.05 3.7 0.1 0.8 0.05
53 Taiwan Taipei 0.79 84.14 3 0.72 0.25 0.25 0 0 0 0 0
54 Albania Sarande 0.78 83.09 2 0.69 0.25 0.5 9.5 15.1 0 4.1 0.05
55 Canada Toronto 0.78 64.37 1.38 0.85 0.25 0.25 3.01 6 0.1 1.8 0.05
56 China Changsha 0.78 69.54 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
57 China Chongqing 0.78 66.82 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
58 China Tianjin 0.78 69.79 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
59 Estonia Tallinn 0.78 79.48 2.5 0.72 0.25 0.25 2.36 7 0 4.4 0.05
60 Germany Frankfurt 0.78 55.88 1 0.79 0.25 0.25 2.95 4.3 0.1 0.7 0.05
61 New Zealand Auckland 0.78 54 0.7 0.9 0.25 0.25 4.55 6 0.9 1.2 0
62 Saudi Arabia Jeddah 0.78 65.17 0.8 0.51 0.25 0.5 1.14 27.4 0.05 5.8 0.05
63 Sweden Stockholm 0.78 52.82 0.9 0.8 0.1 0.1 2.12 2.8 0.1 1.2 0
64 France Nice 0.77 57.56 1.2 0.67 0.25 0.25 2.62 5.1 0.2 0.9 0.05
65 Kuwait Kuwait City 0.77 64.62 1.2 0.69 0.25 0.5 3.28 18.7 0 2.5 0.1
66 Austria Vienna 0.76 77.45 3 0.88 0.25 0.25 3.39 5.4 0.2 1 0.05
67 Canada Vancouver 0.76 63.71 1.86 0.85 0.25 0.25 3.01 6 0.1 1.8 0.05
68 Hungary Budapest 0.76 63.49 1.6 0.79 0.25 0.5 5.32 7.7 0 1.2 0
69 Italy Milan 0.76 55.58 1 0.71 0.4 0.5 4.42 6.1 0.1 0.9 0
70 Ireland Dublin 0.75 49.55 1.1 0.84 0.25 0.25 4.6 4.1 0.05 0.9 0.05
71 Netherlands Amsterdam 0.75 65.52 2.3 0.79 0.25 0.25 8.24 3.4 0.05 0.7 0
72 United Kingdom London 0.75 53.61 1.28 0.69 0.25 0.5 3.54 2.9 0.1 1.3 0.05
73 Georgia Tbilisi 0.74 80.24 3.4 0.59 0.25 0.5 6.27 11.8 0.2 4.2 0.05
74 India Hyderabad 0.74 65.08 1.5 0.46 0.6 0.5 6.64 16.6 0.2 4 0.1
75 India Mumbai 0.74 57.24 1 0.46 0.6 0.5 6.64 16.6 0.2 4 0.1
76 Italy Rome 0.74 46.99 0.9 0.71 0.4 0.5 4.42 6.1 0.1 0.9 0
77 Sri Lanka Colombo 0.74 60.73 1.2 0.65 0.5 0.5 7.32 17.4 0.4 3.1 0.05
78 Bulgaria Sofia 0.73 55.71 1.8 0.76 0.25 0.5 4.22 8.3 0.1 1.5 0.05
79 Lithuania Vilnius 0.73 70.82 3 0.72 0.25 0.25 2.92 10.6 0 6.8 0
80 Serbia Belgrade 0.73 62.75 2.3 0.68 0.25 0.5 7.12 7.7 0.1 1.7 0.05
81 Seychelles Victoria 0.73 68.01 2.2 0.65 0.5 0.25 2.55 8.6 0 10.2 0
82 Slovakia Bratislava 0.73 69.72 2.9 0.78 0.25 0.5 3.39 6.6 0 1.3 0
83 Belarus Minsk 0.72 77.01 3.5 0.6 0.25 0.7 3.11 13.7 0 6.2 0.05
84 China Beijing 0.72 47.21 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
85 China Shanghai 0.72 48.37 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
86 France Paris 0.72 47.98 1.8 0.67 0.25 0.25 2.62 5.1 0.2 0.9 0.05
87 Indonesia Jakarta 0.72 46.62 0.8 0.68 0.5 0.5 10.24 15.3 0.1 4.3 0.05
88 Jordan Amman 0.72 58.4 1.8 0.6 0.25 0.5 4.58 26.3 0 3 0.05
89 Azerbaijan Baku 0.71 70.56 3.3 0.48 0.5 0.7 5.54 10 0 2.2 0.3
90 China Guangzhou 0.71 41.95 1.1 0.55 0.4 0.5 6.39 18.8 0.1 0.9 0.05
91 India Chennai 0.71 58.85 1.9 0.46 0.6 0.5 6.64 16.6 0.2 4 0.1
92 Belgium Brussels 0.7 50.6 2.6 0.79 0.25 0.25 3.07 6.7 0.05 1.1 0.05
93 Morocco Casablanca 0.7 45.23 1.4 0.63 0.25 0.5 6.45 20.8 0.05 1.6 0.05
94 Uzbekistan Tashkent 0.7 71.59 3.7 0.59 0.25 0.5 8.59 11.2 0.1 3 0
95 Algeria Algiers 0.69 50.44 1.4 0.57 0.6 0.7 7.36 23.8 0.05 4.2 1
96 Turkey Istanbul 0.69 51.01 2.21 0.33 0.6 0.5 5.2 8.9 0.2 2.4 0.8
97 Latvia Riga 0.68 62.62 4 0.74 0.25 0.25 3.31 10 0 6.7 0
98 Tunisia Tunis 0.68 59.83 3.1 0.63 0.5 0.5 5.4 24.4 0 1.6 0.3
99 Egypt Cairo 0.67 47.6 2.4 0.41 0.6 0.5 2.29 12.8 0 5 0.4
100 Vanuatu Port Vila 0.67 66.69 2.9 0.8 0.25 0.25 36.28 16.6 0.9 2.1 0
101 Chile Santiago 0.66 49.54 2.99 0.75 0.25 0.25 11.65 12.4 0.1 4.6 0.05
102 Costa Rica San Jose 0.66 58.04 3.17 0.71 0.25 0.25 17 13.9 0.1 9.2 0
103 India Bangalore 0.66 54.25 3.2 0.46 0.6 0.5 6.64 16.6 0.2 4 0.1
104 India Kolkata 0.66 49.31 2.5 0.46 0.6 0.5 6.64 16.6 0.2 4 0.1
105 Macedonia Skopje 0.66 55.19 4 0.75 0.25 0.5 5.87 9.4 0 1.4 0.3
106 Mauritius Port Louis 0.66 46.93 2.7 0.79 0.25 0.25 15.53 12.2 0.2 2.7 0
107 USA New York 0.66 55.78 3.93 0.52 0.25 0.25 3.76 10.6 0.4 5.3 0.05
108 Ecuador Quito 0.65 46.72 1.88 0.65 0.5 0.7 7.53 20.1 0.2 10.2 0.05
109 Greece Athens 0.65 51.89 4 0.62 0.25 0.5 6.7 9.1 0.05 2 0.05
110 Thailand Bangkok 0.65 54.25 2.7 0.54 0.25 0.7 6.19 36.2 0.3 4 0.7
111 Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales 0.65 58.6 3.5 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
112 Kazakhstan Astana 0.64 56.67 4 0.65 0.25 0.5 3.56 24.2 0.05 9 0.05
113 Moldova Chisinau 0.64 55.67 4.3 0.66 0.25 0.7 4.79 12.5 0 5.5 0
114 Russia Moscow 0.64 58.49 3.8 0.25 0.5 0.5 3.58 18.9 0.05 10.3 0.5
115 Ukraine Kiev 0.64 52 3.2 0.25 0.51 0.7 2.97 10.6 0.05 6 6.2
116 Grenada Saint George's 0.63 72.03 7.5 0.7 0.25 0.25 1.42 9.9 0 6.4 0
117 USA San Francisco 0.62 51.03 5.29 0.52 0.25 0.25 3.76 10.6 0.4 5.3 0.05
118 Fiji Suva 0.61 44.62 4 0.7 0.5 0.5 13.15 5.8 0.4 2.5 0
119 Laos Vientiane 0.61 62.25 6 0.69 0.4 0.5 5.59 14.3 0.2 6.9 0
120 Lebanon Beirut 0.61 54.94 4.3 0.37 0.5 0.7 5.01 22.6 0 4.2 3.8
121 USA Boston 0.61 66.79 8.1 0.52 0.25 0.25 3.76 10.6 0.4 5.3 0.05
122 Iran Tehran 0.6 45.99 4 0.49 0.4 0.7 4.73 32.1 0.1 4.1 0.1
123 USA Los Angeles 0.6 52.87 6.66 0.52 0.25 0.25 3.76 10.6 0.4 5.3 0.05
124 Vietnam Hanoi 0.6 56.87 3.3 0.66 0.25 0.5 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
125 India New Delhi 0.58 41.6 5 0.46 0.6 0.5 6.64 16.6 0.2 4 0.1
126 Bolivia La Paz 0.57 49.74 5.2 0.62 0.5 0.5 4.58 23.2 0.5 13.6 0
127 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 0.57 32.98 4.4 0.76 0.25 0.5 6.39 24 0.05 3.8 0.1
128 Thailand Phuket 0.57 40.66 4.3 0.54 0.25 0.7 6.19 36.2 0.3 4 0.7
129 Barbados Bridgetown 0.56 52.66 8.8 0.65 0.25 0.1 1.32 6.7 0 10.1 0
130 Paraguay Asuncion 0.56 54.71 7.58 0.63 0.25 0.5 3.48 20.7 0.05 7.5 0.1
131 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 0.56 43.78 3.3 0.66 0.25 0.5 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
132 Argentina Buenos Aires 0.55 37.13 6.08 0.65 0.25 0.5 3.56 13.6 0.1 4.7 0
133 Cambodia Phnom Penh 0.55 46.75 6.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 16.58 17.4 0.7 2.2 0.05
134 Ethiopia Addis Ababa 0.54 57.12 8.1 0.49 0.6 0.5 7.04 25.3 0 7.6 0.2
135 Pakistan Lahore 0.54 57.94 7.7 0.27 0.7 0.5 6.96 14.2 0.4 9.5 4.2
136 Bangladesh Dhaka 0.53 32.91 5.3 0.61 0.5 0.5 19.17 13.6 0.1 2.9 0.05
137 Kenya Nairobi 0.53 42.53 6.1 0.53 0.6 0.5 6.77 29.1 0.1 8.2 0.6
138 Russia Saint Petersburg 0.53 60.11 9.5 0.25 0.5 0.5 3.58 18.9 0.05 10.3 0.5
139 Bermuda Hamilton 0.52 52.83 7.7 0.75 0.25 0.1 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
140 Turks and Caicos Islands Cockburn Town 0.52 45 8 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
141 Peru Lima 0.51 31.46 5.7 0.64 0.5 0.5 6.59 13.9 0.1 14.6 0.05
142 Pakistan Karachi 0.5 41.57 7.7 0.27 0.7 0.5 6.96 14.2 0.4 9.5 4.2
143 Uruguay Montevideo 0.48 44.88 11.6 0.72 0.25 0.25 4.03 16.6 0 7.6 0
144 Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's 0.46 30.39 11 0.6 0.25 0.25 10 6.7 0 4.8 0
145 Kazakhstan Almaty 0.46 27.18 8.6 0.65 0.25 0.5 3.56 24.2 0.05 9 0.05
146 Anguilla The Valley 0.45 50 6.8 #N/A 0.25 0.1 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
147 Cayman Islands George Town 0.44 64.22 14.7 #N/A 0.25 0.1 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
148 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar 0.44 40.69 11.9 0.7 0.5 0.5 3.08 21 0 8.2 0
149 Mexico Mexico City 0.42 31.83 11 0.42 0.6 0.25 5.97 12.3 0.2 19 1.1
150 British Virgin Islands Road town 0.41 35.29 8.4 0.75 0.25 0.1 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
151 Nicaragua Managua 0.41 53.76 14.48 0.66 0.5 0.7 14.62 15.3 0.2 15 0.05
152 Philippines Manila 0.41 40.57 12 0.46 0.5 0.5 26.7 10.5 2.5 11.6 1.1
153 Tanzania Dar es Salaam 0.41 36.96 12.8 0.69 0.5 0.5 7.65 32.9 0.05 7.6 0.05
154 USA Miami 0.4 47.09 19.19 0.52 0.25 0.25 3.76 10.6 0.4 5.3 0.05
155 Nigeria Lagos 0.37 35.78 14 0.34 0.7 0.7 7.98 20.5 0.1 9.8 3.1
156 Angola Luanda 0.36 35.8 17 0.62 0.25 0.5 6.52 26.9 0.1 9.6 0
157 Dominica Roseau 0.36 45.83 21.1 0.6 0.1 0.25 10 15.3 8.4 0 0
158 Panama Panama City 0.34 54.3 23.4 0.69 0.25 0.25 7.26 10 0.3 18.7 0
159 St Vincent and The Grenadines Kingstown 0.34 63.24 18 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
160 Brazil Sao Paulo 0.33 28.15 13.95 0.58 0.5 0.5 4.09 23.4 0.2 30.5 0.2
161 USA Chicago 0.32 35.36 23.8 0.52 0.25 0.25 3.76 10.6 0.4 5.3 0.05
162 Colombia Bogota 0.29 39.1 17 0.39 0.6 0.25 6.45 16.8 0.3 48.8 0.8
163 Iraq Baghdad 0.26 43.22 8 0.15 0.71 0.7 4.49 20.2 0.05 12.7 83.6
164 Colombia Cali 0.25 39.23 20 0.39 0.6 0.25 6.45 16.8 0.3 48.8 0.8
165 Saint Lucia Castries 0.24 43.24 21.6 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
166 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 0.23 22.02 21.14 0.58 0.5 0.5 4.09 23.4 0.2 30.5 0.2
167 Dominican republic Santo Domingo 0.23 31.71 22.6 0.61 0.25 0.5 10.96 29.3 0.05 30.2 0
168 Bahamas Nassau 0.22 36.79 30 0.7 0.25 0.25 4.14 13.8 0 23.7 0
169 Brazil Brasilia 0.15 36.25 33.1 0.58 0.5 0.5 4.09 23.4 0.2 30.5 0.2
170 Colombia Medellin 0.12 53.92 38.22 0.39 0.6 0.25 6.45 16.8 0.3 48.8 0.8
171 Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre 0.11 40 33.6 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
172 South Africa Johannesburg 0.11 19.71 33.3 0.52 0.5 0.5 5.58 25.1 0.05 26.2 0.05
173 Brazil Belo Horizonte 0.1 34.02 38 0.58 0.5 0.5 4.09 23.4 0.2 30.5 0.2
174 South Africa Cape Town -0.1 29.94 65.5 0.52 0.5 0.5 5.58 25.1 0.05 26.2 0.05
175 Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain -0.14 23.1 65 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A
176 Guatemala Guatemala City -0.17 39.15 74.56 0.56 0.6 0.7 19.88 19 0.2 36.2 0.2
177 Syria Damascus -0.29 39.22 4 0.1 1 1 5.69 20 0 2.5 309
178 Honduras Tegucigalpa -0.33 26.6 81 0.54 0.7 0.5 10.68 17.4 0.1 85.7 0.05
179 Venezuela Caracas -0.57 16.9 134 0.42 0.7 0.7 5.93 45.1 0.05 51.7 0.05
180 Honduras San Pedro Sula -0.65 17.53 142 0.54 0.7 0.5 10.68 17.4 0.1 85.7 0.05
181 El Salvador San Salvador -0.76 27.88 187 0.54 0.7 0.5 16.05 21.1 0.1 63.2 0

METHODOLOGY

All the data was collected in December 2020. A sizeable part of the data were only available country-wide. We also decided to publish a country safety map.

Many of the data on homicide published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes are outdated and were not updated in their last report, which was published in 2020.

Many other statistics such as the assault rate, theft rate, or even kidnapping rate could have been used. The reason we did not use them is that there is no global aggregate measurement of these rates. Most of them depend on the country’s reporting rate and the legal definition of the crime. Many petty crimes such as bicycle theft can go unreported in some countries and not in others. Some countries might have a higher rate than others but might not differentiate between bicycle theft and armed robbery. An example of a variable legal definition is that of kidnapping, which varies from country to country. In Canada, for example, a father taking a child away from his spouse would be classified as kidnapping, whereas many countries would not even consider this as a crime.

Due to the potential homicide-rate disadvantage experienced by low-population cities, we have manually adjusted the rate for those that experienced only 1 homicide in the last recorded year. That rate will be changed to “0” if the one homicide is not a common occurrence relative to previous years. 

Numbeo safety index is based on user surveys of perceived safety per city compiled by Numbeo.com.

City Homicide Rate is the number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants recorded per year. A homicide occurs when one human being causes the death of another human being. The definition of homicide includes, but is not limited to, murder, manslaughter, justifiable homicide, killing in war, euthanasia, and execution, depending on the circumstances of the death.

Global Peace Index (GPI), compiled by Vision of Humanity, measures peace in selected countries according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators.

Security risk estimates the risk to personal security in the country.

Political risk estimates the risk of political instability in the country.

Natural disaster risk estimates a country’s disaster risk. It is based on the World Risk Index, which calculates the disaster risk for 171 countries according to the country’s vulnerability to natural hazards (cyclones, droughts, earthquakes, floods, and sea-level rise).

Natural disaster death rate is the estimated death rate per country from natural disasters and includes earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, storms, etc.

Road traffic death rate is the country’s annual rate of deaths caused by traffic accidents.

Death from conflict includes death from wars and conflicts per country. It does not include deaths due to the indirect effects of war and conflict due to the spread of diseases, poor nutrition, and the collapse of health services.

Source

Homicide rates were taken from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes. For missing data, the information was taken from regional police department statistics.

Security risk & Political risk were taken from the Risk Control Annual Risk Map.

World Risk Index by United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security.

Numbeo safety index

Global Peace Index by Vision of Humanity

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