Capital crime rates make ours the safest city in the world

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Abu Dhabi has been unveiled as the world’s safest city, according to a new survey.

Data collected by users on Numbeo, the world’s largest user-contributed database, revealed the UAE capital as having the lowest crime rate in the world, registering below cities including Singapore, Basel (Switzerland) and Dubai, with San Pedro Sula, Honduras, ranked as having the highest incidence of crime.

Topping the list of 334 cities, a total of 94 percent of residents in Abu Dhabi stated that they have a general feeling of safety living in the city.

Crime levels registered on the scale as lower than 20 are considered as very low and Abu Dhabi scored 13.22, emphasising its overall safety for citizens.

Speaking about the city’s ranking, HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, said: “Abu Dhabi has a solid reputation for safety with a virtually crime-free society.

“The result of this index supports Abu Dhabi’s position as the leading city in the world to live, work and do business in, and highlights an aspect of life in Abu Dhabi that is a matter of great pride to all residents.”

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