Mumbai ranks 16th in the list of unsafe cities: Economist Intelligence Unit

Mumbai is the 16th most unsafe city in the world among the 60 featured in the Safe Cities Index 2017

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A report released by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) states that Mumbai is the 16th most unsafe city in the world among the 60 featured in the Safe Cities Index 2017. In 2015, the city was ranked 44 among 50 cities.

Safest cities
Tokyo, Singapore, Osaka

Unsafest cities
Karachi (Pakistan), Yangon (Myanmar) Dhaka (Bangladesh)

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Mumbai came 45th in the biennial list that looks at parameters such as digital, health, infrastructure and personal security.

The report read, “While the Safe Cities Index measures relative rather than absolute safety, there does not appear to have been a vast improvement in overall levels of safety since 2015. In parts of the developed world, particularly Europe, a series of terrorist attacks has affected personal security. At the same time, city governments in the developing world are still struggling to keep pace with the rapid expansion of their populaces, which is straining infrastructure, overwhelming health services, and law enforcement.”


The former Mumbai police commissioner and director general D Sivanandan told HT that, there is a looming apathy among the general population in the city about their sense of safety and Indians are not trained to behave to tackle situations from an early age, which is different in cities like Tokyo, Singapore, Israel or other European countries where compulsory training is given to everyone as soon as they turn 18.

He added that security arrangements are not equipped to prevent accidents but adept enough to respond to terrorist attacks.

Photo Courtesy - HT

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