Islamabad among the ‘safest cities’ in the world

By Atta Ur Rehman Khan - Web Editor & Columnist

16th January, 2020

Islamabad and Lahore is declared even safer than Paris, New York, Berlin and Chicago among other leading metropolises on the World Crime Index (WCI) as per a survey conducted by Numbeo.

The country capital had a crime index of 32.88 in 2019 but this year in 2020 the crime index of Islamabad is 28.63 and placed on 301 out of a total 374 cities of the world in the Numbeo’s survey for January 2020. It was placed at 174 in January 2019 and moved to 202 with an improvement of 28 places in mid-2019.

On the other hand capital of Punjab, Lahore was placed at 230th slot out of a total 374 cities of the world for January 2020. It was placed at 174 in January 2019 and moved to 202 with an improvement of 28 places in mid-2019.

Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan, also improved by 22 places in the list and moved from 66th position to 88th.

An analysis of the last five years of ratings of the two major Pakistani cities revealed that there has been a gradual improvement with each passing year. In 2014, Lahore was placed on 74 and Karachi 6. In mid-2019, Lahore’s position improved to 202 and Karachi’s to 71.

 


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