Dhaka 54th in EIU's Safe Cities Index, Yangon at bottom
Dhaka has ranked 54th, out of 60, with 48.9 points in the "Safe Cities Index 2021", conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
About the capital city of Bangladesh, the EIU index observed: "The city has a smart city plan or plans to invest in the next five years."
The index ranks 60 cities across 76 indicators covering digital, health, infrastructure, personal and environmental security.
Denmark's capital Copenhagen was named the world's safest city for the first time with 82.4 points out of 100 and Canada's Toronto followed close behind with 82.2 points in the second place.
Singapore, Sydney (Australia) and Tokyo (Japan) ranked third, fourth and fifth in the EIU index.
Indian capital, New Delhi, placed 48th with 56.1 points while Mumbai in 50th with 54.4 points.
Lowest ranking cities are: Lagos, Nigeria in 56th place; Cairo, Egypt in 57th; Venezuelan capital Caracas in 58th; Karachi, Pakistan in 59th; and at the bottom of the list, Yangon in Myanmar with 39.5 points.
New York was the highest ranking US city on the list, sharing the 11th spot with Spain's Barcelona while Washington DC was close behind in 14th place, while London and San Francisco tied at 15th.
Kabul in Afghanistan and Damascus of Syria did not make the list.