After ranking 56th, Lahore was rated as one of the safest cities in the world, with a World Crime Index (WCI) surpassing Paris, New York and Chicago.
According to a survey conducted by Numbeo in January 2020, Lahore ranks 230th out of 374 cities worldwide. In 2019, Lahore ranked 174th, and by mid-2019, it rose 28 places to 202.
Karachi’s ranking also improved by 22 places, from 66th to 88th.
It is worth noting that Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contribution data on global cities and countries. More importantly, it provides up-to-date information on the state of living in the world, including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, transportation, crime and pollution.
Over the past five years, Lahore and Karachi have gradually increased each year. According to the index, in 2014, Lahore ranked 74th and Karachi ranked 6th.
Similarly, the city of Lahore was declared safer than London and Washington, with a crime rate of just 42 in early 2019. It is declared safer than many other large cities in the world, including Beijing, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Birmingham, Manchester, Delhi, Mumbai, Dhaka, Tehran, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, Jerusalem and Rome.
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