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Bangkok rated 47th safest city, Tokyo tops

Bangkok rated 47th safest city, Tokyo tops

BANGKOK: Bangkok is ranked 47th safest of 60 countries surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which sees Tokyo as the safest city in the world and Singapore the safest in in Southeast Asia.

By Bangkok Post

Friday 30 August 2019, 09:11AM

Bangkok was in 47th spot in the Safe Cities Index 2019 released on Thursday by the EIU.

It surveyed 60 cities around the world, weighing scores from 57 indicators including infrastructure security, personal security and the health system.

Bangkok’s score was 57.6, compared with 92 for Tokyo and 91.5 for Singapore. Its score equalled Ho Chi Minh City, but the Thai capital trailed Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Manila for the regional capitals.

The three safest cities were in Asia, which also had Seoul in ninth place.

But the EIU said geography was not a factor in making them safe.

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“Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka are not safe because they happen to be in Asia, but because of the specific urban environments their residents and officials have built,” it said.

The biennial survey debuted in 2015. Tokyo has placed first in all three surveys to date.

The Economist Intelligence Unit is part of the Economist Group, which includes the highly rated The Economist magazine.


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Kurt | 02 September 2019 - 10:09:28

Mentioning of "coffee shops" means: Legalised and decriminalized soft drugs availability.  Meaning a safer society with less crime. ( more countries followed already).  And law enforcement can concentrate on the hard drugs scene.  A lost battle world wide as the drugs underworld has penetrated already the normal society to deeply.

DeKaaskopp | 01 September 2019 - 17:08:31

"...Amsterdam is nr.4 That is in the Netherlands.." Wow,really,who would have thought it ! Wondering what the mentioning of "Coffee shops" has to do with safe cities?

Kurt | 31 August 2019 - 10:36:44

Tokyo, Singapore, Osaka, nrs 1-2-3.  I understood from international press reading that tourist city Amsterdam is nr 4. That is in The Netherlands, with a liberal drugs policy. Soft drugs for own use allowed ( can buy in 'coffee shops'). Hard drugs under criminal code.
Some years ago BKK Officials visited Amsterdam 'coffee shops', they didn't understand this partly non restric...

Foot | 30 August 2019 - 17:17:04

47th out of 60.
Way to go!


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