The Economist Intelligence Unit has placed Copenhagen by evaluating 76 indicators looking into digital, health, infrastructure, environmental, and personal-security sectors. The capital of Denmark overtook Tokyo and Singapore — the usual frontrunners of the index which comprises 60 cities. Thailands capitol Bangkok was ranked as number 43 and Yangon in the bottom as number 60. The evaluation takes place every second year.
The Safe Cities Index was first launched in 2015 with 44 indicators and 50 cities. Since then, the index has been updated once every two years, increasing city coverage as well as strengthening the framework to include emerging challenges to urban safety. In 2021, the framework has been further updated to reflect the dynamic nature of the urban safety landscape with a special focus on the pandemic impact. It has also introduced a brand new pillar: environmental security.