The Icelandic capital of Reykjavik has been named as the world’s
safest city in a new survey that additionally ranks Seoul, Singapore and
Tokyo as the safest cities in Asia.
The list of the world’s 15 safest cities is the result of Berkshire
Hathaway’s analysis of the most popular international and domestic
cities for travellers, culled from Expedia, American Express and other
To the traveller survey ratings Berkshire Hathaway added the most
recent safe-cities index from The Economist, city ratings from GeoSure
Global, and the Current Crime Index from Numbeo, and weighted everything
to get a final result.
Reykjavik, an increasing popular tourist destination, came out on
top, followed by Danish capital Copenhagen and Montreal in Canada, with
Amsterdam in the Netherlands filling the fourth spot, ahead of South
Korea’s Seoul (5th).
Singapore dropped two places from last year’s ranking, the result of
American travellers downgrading the Lion City for some of its strict
law-and-order measures, the survey noted.
From top to bottom the 15 safest cities are: