According to The Safe Cities Index 2015 report by the British magazine The Economist, Barcelona is the 15th safest city in this global ranking of 50 cities across all continents, led by Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka. Barcelona came in 4th position amongst European cities, behind Stockholm, Amsterdam and Zurich, but ahead of London, Madrid or Paris.
The report’s findings are based on 40 indicators related to health, infrastructure and citizen and digital security. Notably, Barcelona came 7th on health security, which takes into account aspects like public access to the health system, the ratio of beds and medical professionals per thousand inhabitants, air and water quality, and life expectancy. Barcelona came 11th in terms of personal safety, 14th in terms of infrastructures, and 29th for digital security.