The Ceoworld security index lists 334 cities in the world through indicators that estimate the level of crime given to each city.
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Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico was placed in the twenty-first position in the list of safest cities in the world, surpassing cities such as The Hague in the Netherlands, where the International Court of Justice is located, or Geneva in Switzerland, which houses the headquarters of the United Nations in Europe.
Mérida is the safest city in Latin America and the second safest in all of the Americas, just behind Québec, Canada.
The Mexican cities that appeared on the list are, firstly, Mérida, followed by Puerto Vallarta (place 83), Querétaro (place 115), Monterrey (position 230), Guadalajara (271), Tijuana (278) and the City of Mexico at site 309 of 334.
As for the first places, for the third consecutive year, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, was located as the safest city on the planet, followed by the capital of Qatar, Doha, and in third-place, it is occupied by Québec. The other cities that make up the top 10 are: Taipei, Munich, Dubai, Zurich, Bern (Switzerland), Eskisehir (Turkey) and Hong Kong.
The most dangerous cities in the world, according to the ranking, were Caracas (Venezuela), Pietermaritzburg (South Africa), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Pretoria (South Africa) and San Pedro Sula (Honduras).