Global survey ranks Chennai as India's safest city
The annual survey is conducted to assist the government and other stakeholders to help improve the quality of living.
New Delhi: A global survey conducted by the international consultancy firm Mercer has ranked Chennai as India's safest city compared to other places like Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi.
The survey covered nearly 230 cities across the world.
Although Chennai has been ranked 113th among the safest places globally, in the Indian context, it tops the order.
The Mercer survey, titled “Quality of Living”, has rated Chennai as the safest in the country based on its low crime rate and better law enforcement.
The survey, carried out between September and November 2015, — covered nearly 230 cities across the world, the Hindu reported.
While Chennai ranks 113 among the world’s safest cities, it has been rated the safest Indian city compared to seven other places, including Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi.
However, Chennai has been ranked fourth among the Indian cities in providing quality living to its residents.
Chennai has been emerging as one of the cities of choice because of its relatively lower crime rate, less pollution and better education standards, the report said.
“We rated Chennai the best city for personal safety based on four parameters — internal stability, crime rate, law enforcement and relationship with other countries. Unlike other cities, violent processions or terrorism threat is less in Chennai. Police corruption is also seen less compared to other metros, and residents are more law abiding,” the newspaper quoted Ruchika Pal, principal and India practice leader, Global Mobility, Mercer, as saying.
The annual survey is conducted to assist the government and other stakeholders to help improve the quality of living, according to the report.