Our guide to the safest places to live in the world, based on overall crime rates, and residents experiences.
Tokyo, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and home to over 14 million people, is also recognised as one of the world’s safest cities. A strong governmental emphasis on crime prevention has paid off in terms of keeping this sprawling metropolis safe for its residents, and it currently has one of the lowest overall crime rates in the world.
Lose your wallet in Tokyo, and your chances of having it returned to you intact, are very high. The city has a great reputation for the return of lost goods, even valuable ones.
Residents in London enjoy high basic freedoms, including strong political freedoms. The city has a good average overall crime rate, when compared to the rest of Europe, and when taking into account the size and diversity of this capital city.
Specific neighbourhoods within London are also considered to be safer, including Richmond and Harrow, with some of the lowest crimes in the city.
Crime is not non-existent in the city, but in general it is considered a safe place to live and work.
This Middle Eastern hub is recognized as one of the safest places to live in the world. Low crime, and high personal safety make it a safe and attractive place to live for many expats. Crime against women is especially low, and the city’s strict laws and punishment for crime, act as a very real deterrent.
Dubai has a very low crime rate, with almost no violent crime. Between 2013-18, crime in the emirate dropped by a whopping 38%, cementing Dubai as one of the safest places to live.
This Spanish city and popular tourist destination, has a low crime rate, particularly when it comes to violent crime. As with all large cities which attract large numbers of tourists, pickpocketing is a real problem here. But in general the city is consistently voted as safe for tourists and residents alike.
Residents of Berlin also enjoy a high degree of basic political and social freedoms, that make the city a stable place to call home. The city is often considered equally safe during the day, and at night. Bicycle theft, however, is high in the city, so lock yours up if you have one.
Vonder’s co-living complexes in London, Berlin, and Warsaw take advantage of some of the world’s safest cities to live in, putting its residents right at the heart of some of the world’s largest, and most international cities.