Safe Cities Index 2021 report ranks 60 cities across 76 indicators covering digital, health, infrastructure, personal and environmental security.
Delhi ranks 41 according to the index. Mumbai fares worse than New Delhi on the personal security quotient. Mumbai earns 48.2 points out of 100 in the category. It ranks higher than Dhaka and Karachi.
Overall, Mumbai ranks 50 with a score of 54.4 out of 100. On the digital security front, the city ranks 53 with 45.4 points. In terms of health security during the Covid pandemic, Mumbai is at 44 with 60.8 points. On infrastructure security, the city comes in at 48 with 57.3 points.
Cyber security expert Ritesh Bhatia analysed the findings and said, “The cybersecurity maturity of private and public organisations, as well as their preparedness, is decent in Mumbai. However, what we lack is the digital awareness of threats for which public-private partnership is essential.”