Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world by Numbeo, "the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide," Khaleej Times reported on Tuesday.

The city came in first, scoring the lowest crime index of 13.09 and the highest safety index of 86.91 in the past six months. 

The UAE's capital was followed by Doha, Qatar, which came in second globally, with a crime index rate of 15.36 and a safety index of 84.64 and Basel, Switzerland, which came in third, scoring a 16.27 crime index and a safety index of 83.73. 

Other cities that were ranked in the website's top 10 list include Munich, Germany, Osaka, Japan, Singapore, Singapore, Quebec City, Canada, Taipei, Taiwan, Boise, ID, U.S., and Bern, Switzerland. 

The index, which ranked 334 cities globally, is an estimation of the overall level of crime in a given city or a country.

A crime index lower than 20 is considered “very low," and indexes above 80 are considered "very high."

Other than Abu Dhabi and Doha, Arab cities featured in the index include, Dubai, UAE, ranked 14 on the international list, followed by Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ranked 38, Muscat, Oman, at 79, Kuwait City, Kuwait, at 84, Tunis, Tunisia, at 110, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at 115, Amman, Jordan at 171, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, at 174, and Beirut, Lebanon, at 220. 

Casablanca, Morocco was ranked 250, followed by Alexandria, Egypt, at 260, Cairo, Egypt, came in at number 265, followed by Baghdad, Iraq, at 269 and Tripoli, Libya, at 276. 

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Not a first top ranking for the city

Earlier this year, an Ipsos City Index named Abu Dhabi the second-best city in the world to live, work and do business in. 

Two years back, in 2015, the city was also named the safest city in the Middle East by The Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index, Khaleej Times reported

Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, the Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, said Abu Dhabi's top ranks are reflected with the ongoing safety strategies implemented by the UAE Government.

"It is not a surprise that our country has achieved these positive results, which show the extent of the leadership's support and interest in providing the best strategies to enhance the level of security and safety, which Abu Dhabi has achieved," he explained. 

"The Abu Dhabi Police General Command has adopted comprehensive initiatives that reflect the directives of our wise leadership, which also reflect the achievement of security in our country," he added.