Infrastructure & Cities

The Safe Cities Index 2015

January 26, 2015


January 26, 2015

James Chambers

Former senior editor

James is Bureau Chief for Monocle, Hong Kong. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Editor with The EIU's Thought Leadership team for over three years researching business, technology and cities. He has also written about business and technology for The World In 2015 and James has previous experience from IR magazine, a finance publication, where he was research editor in London and Shanghai. Additionally he contributed to Legal Week, a weekly legal magazine, and worked on the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in the US and Europe. James is an English law-qualified solicitor (currently non-practising) and holds post-graduate legal qualifications from BPP Law School and an LLP in Law from the London School of Economics.

Assessing urban security in the digital age

The Economist Intelligence Unit has launched  measuring urban safety and security. The Safe Cities Index 2015, sponsored by NEC, ranks 50 cities worldwide across five continents. 

The Index introduces a new definition of urban safety. Every city’s ranking is based on an average score across four categories: digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety. 


Go to the Safe Cities Hub for more:

  • Watch an interview with the governor of Tokyo (video, Japanese with English subtitles)
  • Access the interactive data workbook to generate personalised city comparisons
  • Watch EIU editors from across the world provide a personal take on city safety
  • Find out what a chief resilience officer does
  • Download the Safe Cities Index 2015 white paper

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