In 2015 The Economist Intelligence Unit developed an index assessing the safety of major cities across the globe, across four domains: digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security. The outputs measure how safe a city currently is overall.
Brussels was ranked as the 24th safest city in the world. In this case, it stands behind Paris (23rd),New York (15th), London (14th), and Chicago (11th).
Amsterdam is the safest city in Europe and also the 5th in the world. Copenhagen also ranks in the top ten safest cities, occupying the 8th place.
The Safe Cities Index 2019 is a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by NEC Corporation. The report is based on the third iteration of the index, which ranks 60 cities across 57 indicators covering digital security, health security, infrastructure security and personal security.