Prague ranks third safest city in the world, according to new report

A report by UK-based insurance company William Russell ranked the “safest cities in the world”, according to people’s perception.

On this list, which was based on perceived crime rates on the collaborative global database Numbeo, Asia and Europe topped the ranking of “safest” cities.

Taiwan’s Taipei had the highest score, while Buenos Aires, Argentina ranked lowest (score: 36.7), according to the report.

“The long-term objective is to change the image of the capital. It is important to increase the number of tourists who are interested in the culture and history of Prague and to decrease the number of tourists who are only interested in nighttime drinking. It is a task that needs to be tackled at all levels by a number of councilors – such as territorial development, culture, housing and airbnb regulations, but also the city’s property management,” the councilor said. Municipality of Prague Hana Třeštíková (Praha Sobě).

Terezie Radoměřská, Mayor of Prague 1, stresses that despite recent successes, the metropolis should not rest on its laurels. “Third place is not the first, so there is still room for improvement. We must not forget the various minor assaults and altercations related to alcoholism,” she points out.

Safest cities: health and politics

But the top five spots for “health and safety” in the “Index of the 100 best destination cities 2022” are different.

This ranking, published in December, analyzed “political stability and social security”, which includes the impact of Covid-19 (such as the total number of cases, death and vaccination rates) as well as road accidents. road, government corruption and terrorism statistics.

Here, cities in the Middle East and Asia came out on top.

  1. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  3. Doha, Qatar
  4. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  5. Singapore, Singapore

Safest Places: Medical Risks

A report by travel safety firm International SOS analyzes not only infectious disease risks, but also factors that can affect medical care, such as the quality of specialist and emergency services, availability of medicines and language barriers .

His Travel Risk Map 2023 shows that much of North America and Western Europe – as well as places like Turkey, Israel, Japan, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates – have “low” medical risks.

The map shows that Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea and parts of Africa have “very high” medical risks, which International SOS defines as having health systems “almost non-existent or severely overburdened”.

Countries colored in purple show “significant variation” in medical risks, which may mean discrepancies in levels of care between cities and rural areas, according to the report.

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