Abu Dhabi is world’s safest city


Staff Report

Abu Dhabi – There is another feather in Abu Dhabi’s cap as the UAE capital has been named the safest city in the world by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide.

With the lowest crime index of just 13.54 in the past six months, and the highest safety index of 86.46, Abu Dhabi was well ahead of second placed city, Basel (Switzerland) in the scores for overall safety. Respondents to the index stated that Abu Dhabi has very low crime levels and put the capital at 94 per cent for a general feeling of safety in the city.

Abu Dhabi was named the second-best city in the world to live, work and do business in, overtaking both London and Paris in the most recent Ipsos City Index.

Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general of the TCA Abu Dhabi, said: “Abu Dhabi has a solid reputation for safety with a virtually crime-free society. It is a priority when choosing a city to visit or live in and provides peace of mind knowing that you can feel safe anywhere you go in Abu Dhabi. The result of this index supports Abu Dhabi’s position as the leading city in the world to live, work and do business in, and highlights an aspect of life in Abu Dhabi that is a matter of great pride to all residents.”

The index, which ranked 334 countries globally, is an estimation of overall level of crime in a given city or a country. Crime levels lower than 20 are considered as “very low”, crime levels between 20 and 40 as being “low”, crime levels between 40 and 60 as being “moderate”, crime levels between 60 and 80 as being “high” and crime levels higher than 80 as being “very high”. Alternatively, if the city has a high safety index, it is considered very safe. – abdulbasit@theuaenews.com