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The world's safest cities

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Do you feel safe living in one of the world's major cities? Or perhaps you're debating a move towards the bright lights?

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has selected 50 prospering cities from across the globe and analyzed which is the safest.

To compile its "Safe Cities Index 2015", the EIU investigated and ranked the locations based on four criteria: health security, digital security, personal safety and infrastructure safety.

While Jakarta (50) and Tehran (49) ranked in the bottom two for safety, here, CNBC takes a look at what cities took the top spots.

- By Alexandra Gibbs, special to

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