According to a new survey taken by Aon, a US-based human resources company, Dubai came out on top as the Middle East’s least risky city, and scored 29th when compared to 130 other cities worldwide.
The Aon Hewitt 2012 People Risk Index measured 131 cities for crime, violence, terrorism as well as ease of recruitment, employment and relocation. New York City in the United States was ranked first overall as the world’s safest city, with Toronto and Singapore coming in second and third.
Aon explained that Dubai’s excellent risk status is due to its, “demographics, government support and talent development. In terms of demographics, Dubai has a young population with a projected growth of 0.4 per cent year on year in working age population in the next 10 years."
Other international cities which earned a similar ranking to Dubai’s are Washington, DC, Zurich, Sydney, Amsterdam and Oslo.