Taipei Third Safest City in the World

By George Liao,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2017/04/24 21:57

Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei is ranked as the third safest city in the world according to the Crime Index 2017 compiled by, only trailing slightly behind Abu Dhabi of United Arab Emirates and Munich of Germany.

The website surveyed 378 cities and ranked them according to the crime index rate of each city. Cities with a crime index rate below 20 mean that they are extremely safe, while cities with a crime rate between 60 and 80 are considered high-crime areas. A crime index rate between 20 and 40 is considered low, while a rate falling between 40 and 60 is medium, according to the website.

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Taipei’s crime index rate is 15.76 compared to Abu Dhabi’s 15.51 and Munich’s 15.72. The top 10 safest cities include Basel of Switzerland, Arhus of Denmark, Heidelberg of Germany and Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

The most dangerous city goes to Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, with a crime rate of 82.21.