Emirati cities the safest in the world: International reports 

ABU DHABI, 22nd August, 2022 (WAM) -- The UAE is continuing to occupy leading positions in international indexes and reports in terms of safety, security and quality of life.


Five Emirati cities have been ranked among the top 10 safest cities on Numbeo, the world's largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries.


According to the website, Fujairah was ranked first while Abu Dhabi was ranked second, Ajman was ranked seventh, and Sharjah and Dubai were ranked eighth and ninth, respectively.


Under the same framework, a report by the German InterNations community noted that 94 percent of Emirati residents it surveyed stated that they feel safe in the UAE, compared to the international rate of under 81 percent.


The UAE also continues to lead several international indexes covering security and community stability. The country is ranked first globally in the Information Security Index in the Global Competitiveness Yearbook 2021 of the IMD Business School, as well as first in indicators covering the absence of terrorist incidents, the absence of conflict-related internal displacement and the absence of poverty-related terrorism in the Prosperity Index of the Legatum Institute in 2021.


The UAE ranked first globally in terms of the percentage of the population who feel safe walking alone at night, according to the Gallup Global Law and Order Report 2021.


In April 2022, the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre (FCSC) announced the outcomes of its security and quality of life survey in the UAE in 2021, noting that the rate of confidence in national police departments and their reliability in enforcing the law exceeded 98.4 percent while the rate of feeling safe while being alone outside at night was 97.5 percent, and the degree of confidence in nearby police stations was 96.4 percent.


The field survey aimed to assess the community’s opinions about the quality and security of life in the country, as well as the overall levels of safety and the degree of confidence in the Ministry of Interior’s departments and police stations.