5 Pinoy cities dominate top 10 safest cities in ASEAN

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Philippine cities dominated the latest Numbeo report on the safest cities in Southeast Asia.

Top tourist destinations Baguio and Cebu landed on the Numbeo top 10 safest cities list based on the crowd-sourced global database.

Metro Manila’s highly urbanized Valenzuela City was ranked number 2 with a Crime Index at 25.21 and Safety Index at 74.79, second only to Singapore.

Makati City took 5th spot on the list of those with the lowest crime and highest safety indexes.

Davao placed 4th on the survey.

These are the top 10 safest cities, according to Numbeo, as reported by the Philippine Information Agency:

Rank City Crime Index Safety Index
1 Singapore, Singapore 16.23 83.77
2 Valenzuela, Philippines 25.21 74.79
3 Chiang Mai, Thailand 28.71 71.29
4 Davao, Philippines 28.79 71.21
5 Makati, Philippines 39.56 60.44
6 Baguio, Philippines 40.57 59.43
7 Bali, Indonesia 42.46 57.54
8 Cebu, Philippines 44.28 55.72
9 Penang, Malaysia 45.00 55.00
10 Bangkok, Thailand 45.00 52.94

“The crime index is an estimation of overall level of crime in a given city or country. Safety index on the other hand, is quite opposite of crime index. If the city has a high safety index, it is considered very safe,” says the Numbeo report.

The current top ranking of the 5 Philippine cities is based on Numbeo site visitor rankings over a 3-year period.

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