Doha has ranked as the second safest city in the world, according to Numbeo, a database of user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide.
This marks a continuation of the distinctive position enjoyed by Qatar globally in terms of safety.
A total of 431 cities were covered by the Numbeo Safety Index by City 2021, with Qatar ranking second among them with a score of 87.96. On the other hand, Qatar ranked 430 out of 431 cities in the Crime Index by City 2021 with a score of 12.04. The Crime Index is essentially a list of the same cities in reverse order, with the lowest-ranked cities considered the safest.
The other cities in the top 10 are Abu Dhabi (UAE), Taipei (Taiwan), Quebec City (Canada), Zurich (Switzerland), Sharjah (UAE), Dubai (UAE), Eskisehir (Turkey), Munich (Germany) and Trieste (Italy).
In 2020, Qatar was ranked the safest country in the world, according to the mid-year Numbeo crime index that tracked 133 countries. The country's position reflected its strong record in the field of security.
The Numbeo database has been publishing annual reports since 2009, based on the crime rates in countries around the world. The index of crimes is measured according to the laws of the countries, as there are acts that constitute crimes in some countries while they are not deemed crimes in some other countries, which gives a real measure of the crime rate in countries in accordance with applicable laws.