Tokyo has been named the world's safest city, according to a 2015 Safe Cities Index by The Economist

The index, which looks at digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety, ranks Tokyo ahead of Singapore second and Osaka third. European capitals Stockholm and Amsterdam complete the world's top five safest cities.

Australia's most populous city, Sydney, is number six in the Index. It is followed by Zurich in seventh place and Toronto in eighth.  

Only one USA city made the top 10 in the Index; New York – rounded off the top 10.


  1. Tokyo
  2. Singapore
  3. Osaka
  4. Stockholm
  5. Amsterdam
  6. Sydney
  7. Zurich
  8. Toronto
  9. Melbourne
  10. New York
  11. Hong Kong
  12. San Francisco
  13. Taipei
  14. Montreal
  15. Barcelona
  16. Chicago
  17. Los Angeles
  18. London
  19. Washington DC
  20. Frankfurt

 Safe Cities Index 2015 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report. To read the full report and the complete Index ranking, click here.