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Switzerland remains world model for safe cities with high quality of life Publication info: Sault Star ; Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. [Sault Ste. Marie, Ont]15 Mar 2005: B8.

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ABSTRACT (ABSTRACT) All five Canadian cities in the survey scored well, with Vancouver coming in third for overall quality of life. Geneva

and Zurich were tied atop that list, with Vancouver and Vienna, Austria, tied for third. The German cities of

Frankfurt, Munich and Duesseldorf tied for fifth.

Toronto was ranked 14th for quality of life, Ottawa was ranked 20th, Montreal was 22nd and Calgary was 25th.

The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, was ranked the world’s least safe city, followed by Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Bangui, Central

African Republic; the Nigerian cities of Port Harcourt and Lagos; and Bogota, Colombia. FULL TEXT LONDON (AP) — Luxembourg is the world’s safest city, but Swiss cities lead the way for combining safety with high

quality of life, according to a survey released Monday.

All five Canadian cities in the survey scored well, with Vancouver coming in third for overall quality of life. Geneva

and Zurich were tied atop that list, with Vancouver and Vienna, Austria, tied for third. The German cities of

Frankfurt, Munich and Duesseldorf tied for fifth.

Toronto was ranked 14th for quality of life, Ottawa was ranked 20th, Montreal was 22nd and Calgary was 25th.

The Swiss cities of Bern, Geneva and Zurich ranked just behind Luxembourg for safety, along with the Finnish

capital, Helsinki, said the survey conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

The safety survey evaluated 215 locations for crime levels and internal stability.

All the Canadian cities covered by the survey appear in the top 20 rankings for personal safety and security.

Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver rank jointly in position 18 with scores of 112.

In the United States, the five safest cities tied in 45th place: Honolulu; Houston; Lexington, Kentucky; San

Francisco; and Winston Salem, N.C. New York was 58th, while Atlanta had the lowest U.S. ranking at 90.

In Britain, the top-ranked city as far as safety is concerned is Glasgow, Scotland (39), followed by Birmingham (51)

and London (69).

“The top-ranking cities for personal safety and security are in politically stable countries with good international

relations and sustainable economic growth,” said Slagin Parakatil, senior researcher at Mercer. “Most of the low-

scoring cities are in countries with civil unrest, little law enforcement and high levels of crime.”

The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, was ranked the world’s least safe city, followed by Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Bangui, Central

African Republic; the Nigerian cities of Port Harcourt and Lagos; and Bogota, Colombia. DETAILS

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Publication year: 2005

Publication date: Mar 15, 2005

Dateline: LONDON

Section: News

Publisher: Postmedia Network Inc.

Place of publication: Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Country of publication: Canada, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Publication subject: General Interest Periodicals–Canada

ISSN: 0839203X

Source type: Newspapers

Language of publication: English

Document type: News

ProQuest document ID: 348640111

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