Citizen reporter
2 minute read
29 Aug 2019
4:50 pm

World’s 60 safest cities for 2019 revealed and Joburg is not in the top 40

Citizen reporter

Lagos in Nigeria took the rock-bottom spot.

Driving confidence is the cheapest form of stimulus – if people are more confident, consumers will consume and businesses will invest. Image: iStock

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released the Safe Cities Index 2019 and it is not looking good for South Africa. The index ranked 60 cities on five continents, and rated digital, health, infrastructure and personal security factors. The report said those ranked higher got the basics right, "be it easy access to high-quality healthcare, dedicated cyber-security teams, community-based police patrolling or disaster continuity planning. Those who want to improve need to get the basics in place and then consider their own specific situations." The top five cities in digital security were Tokyo, Singapore, Chicago, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San...