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Jakarta among world's 10 least safe cities

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 4, 2019   /  07:27 am
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Vehicles stop in the middle of a pelican crossing at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta in this file photo, blocking pedestrians crossing the street. (The Jakarta Post/Iqbal Yuwansyah)

Jakarta remains in the bottom 10 of the Safe Cities Index after more than five years on the list, ranking 53 this year out of 60 cities surveyed. The index, curated by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), examines personal and digital safety, as well as health and infrastructure. This year’s list has Jakarta coming in at 43rd place for personal security, 55th in digital security, 53rd for health security and 49th for infrastructure. Naka Kondo, the editor of the latest Safe Cities report, said that although safety according to the index was broaden into four separate categories, they were all interconnected and affect each other. “Although we divide safety into four pillars, it’s rare for a city to perform well in one but low in another,” Kondo told The Jakarta Post over the phone on Tuesday. She added that the broken window theory – wh...