Safe Cities Index 2017 places Karachi at the bottom

Karachi—the most populous city in Pakistan has been ranked at bottom in the recent Safe Cities Index 2017.

The 2017 Safe Cities Index from The Economist Intelligence Unit which covers 60 cities has placed Karachi at the bottom, i.e., No.60, with 38.77 score out of 100 in its overall result. The city on the top is Tokyo with 89.80 score. India’s most populous city, Mumbai has been placed at No. 45 with 61.84 which is also less than the average score of 72.


The report is based on the second iteration of the index, which ranks 60 cities across 49 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security.

In digital security, Karachi has been ranked at No. 54, with 43.22 score, better than Jakarta and Tehran. In health security the city has again been ranked at bottom i.e., No.60. In infrastructure security, Karachi has been ranked at No.59 and in personal security the city has once again been ranked at 60.

About Karachi the report reads: “Although it performs poorly across all of the categories, it was dragged down by a very low level of personal security (60th).”

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