The Economist’s 2019 list of the safest cities around the world included Casablanca 5th in the Arab world.
Rabat – In the overall score, Casablanca ranked 54th globally and 5th in the Arab world among 60 cities in the 2019 list of the safest cities published by the British newspaper The Economist.
The indicators relate to personal security and health safety, as well as other indicators related to digital security and safety of infrastructure.
Globally, Tokyo ranked first followed by Singapore. Abu Dhabi and Dubai topped the list of the safest Arab cities, ranking 27th and 28th respectively.
Casablanca scored an overall index of 53.5 compared to an average of 71.2. As for the sub-indexes, Casablanca ranked 51st in digital security (44.9), 54th in health security (50.0), 52nd in infrastructure security (49.6), and 44th in personal security (69.5).
The Moroccan city remained in the medium range (yellow) of most indexes, barely moving up to the high range (light green) in its overall index.
Kuwait came in 38th place (64.5), Riyadh 39th (62.5), and the Egyptian capital Cairo ranked 55th with an index of 48.6.
Safe Cities Index
The Safe Cities Index 2019 is a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by NEC Corporation.
“The report is based on the third iteration of the index, which ranks 60 cities across 57 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security, and personal security,” says The Economist’s website.