The Safe Cities Index measures digital health, infrastructure, personal and environmental security in a city. The index uses input and output-based data on 76 indicators spread across several inter-connected areas. According to its recent report, Karachi, the business and trading capital of Pakistan, has been ranked as one of the least safe cities to live in. Experts claim that the city’s rapidly deteriorating health, lack of urban transportation, turbulent security, and rising climate change contribute to its low ranking on the index.
Karachi and Mumbai, rank 48 and 50, respectively. The index was topped by Copenhagen, Toronto, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.