Wherever you go in the world, safety is paramount. No one wants to be looking over their shoulder all the time and worrying about themselves or their belongings when also trying to immerse themselves in new surroundings and take in a new culture and with the majority of the world now living in cities, it's important to feel safe.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) had recently compiled a report on the safest cities, taking into account 40 indicators split across the four themes of digital security, health security, infrastructure safety and personal safety and then scoring these cities out of 100. Here we look at the top 15 and why they ran so highly.
In the past, the city had been known as a bit of a hotbed for pickpockets and petty thieves who would target tourists taking an amble through the historic streets or along the beach front. However, in order to combat this, around three years ago the city council decided to increase the presence of Police officers on the streets and in the subways.