Brussels takes 22nd place in the list of safest cities in the world, according to the British magazine The Economist, which the Brussels edition of La Dernière Heure reported on on Thursday. Tokyo (Japan), Singapore and Osaka (Japan) are the safest metropolises on the list. Belgium’s capital beats Paris, but lags behind Madrid, London, Los Angeles or even Chicago. The Economist bases its ranking on cyber criminality, health, infrastructure security, and crime statistics.
Brussels loses points on cyber criminality (22nd), but gets third place for health.
The Belgian capital gets an average score (17th) for infrastructure security.
Finally, Brussels loses numerous points on personal safety, calculated based on police figures and violent crime. It gets 42nd place for this, not far in front Teheran, Sao Paulo, Kuwait and Riyad.