全球安全城市排名 台北持平香港跌出前十 | Taipei ranked 22nd on the Safe Cities Index

台北在世界安全城市報告中排名第22 (圖/Pixabay) | Taipei is ranked 22 on the Safe Cities Index published by EIU. (Pixabay)
台北在世界安全城市報告中排名第22 (圖/Pixabay) | Taipei is ranked 22 on the Safe Cities Index published by EIU. (Pixabay)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】經濟學人資訊社最新公布的世界安全城市報告中,在各項指數綜合衡量下,台北維持第22名。

Taipei has retained its spot as 22nd in the latest edition of Safe Cities Index (SCI), published by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

該報告從四個領域評估全世界60個城市的安全指數,包括數位、基本建設、醫療和個人安全。在這四個指標中,醫療是台北唯一排名進前十的領域。

The index ranks 60 cities across the world, with indicators covering four major pillars: digital, health, infrastructure and personal security. Amongst the four pillars, Taipei had the best result in health security, where the city was ranked one of the top 10. 

世界安全城市報告中指出,東京是全世界最安全的城市 (圖 / Pixabay) | Tokyo is the safest city in the world, according to SCI. (Pixabay)
世界安全城市報告中指出,東京是全世界最安全的城市 (圖 / Pixabay) | Tokyo is the safest city in the world, according to SCI. (Pixabay)

繼2015及2017的報告,東京、新加坡及大阪第三次在綜合安全排名奪得前三。台北在前兩次的排名分別是13及22。

Following the results of 2015 and 2017 editions, Tokyo (1st), Singapore (2nd), and Osaka (3rd) continue to dominate the three top spots in the 2019 edition. Taipei was ranked 13th in 2015 and 22nd in 2017.

值得關注的是,香港今年掉出前十,排名20。而由於這份報告蒐集資料的時間是今年的二至四月,故香港排名下滑原應與從六月開始爆發的反送中運動無關。

Hong Kong, however, has dropped out of the top ten list and placed as the 20th this year. Although this change is unlikely the result of the recent anti-government movement, as data collection for SCI2019 took place between February and April, before protests escalated. 

香港今年排名掉出前十,排名第二十 (圖 / Pixabay) | Hong Kong, however, has dropped out of the top ten list and placed as the 29th this year. (Pixabay)
香港今年排名掉出前十,排名第二十 (圖 / Pixabay) | Hong Kong, however, has dropped out of the top ten list and placed as the 20th this year. (Pixabay)

今年的安全指數前十中,亞太地區有六個城市上榜,雪梨第5、首爾第8、墨爾本第10。然而報告強調從統計資料來看,地理區域與排名結果並無直接相關。 

Cities from the Asia-Pacific region make up six of this year’s top ten safest cities according to the EIU, which includes Sydney (5th), Seoul (tied 8th) and Melbourne (10th). However, the report does stress that “geographic region does not have a statistical link with results.” 

報告中寫道,今年的指數特別反應「城市恢復力」這個概念,指的是面臨衝擊時城市的承受及恢復能力。

The indicators of 2019 edition were adjusted to better reflect the concept of ‘urban resilience,’ which is “the ability of cities to absorb and bounce back from shocks.”