Survey Reveals 10 worst public transportation systems in world for women’s safety

Posted on November 1, 2014 • Filed under: Tourist Warning, Travel News

(CNN)/rEPORTED/ reported — Alarming findings related to women’s safety have come to light with the release of a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey that looks at harassment on public transportation systems in the world’s largest cities.

According to the new report, six in 10 women in major Latin American cities report they’ve been physically harassed while using transport systems, with Bogota, Colombia, found to have the most unsafe public transportation, followed by Mexico City and Lima, Peru.

At the other end of the safety spectrum, New York was rated as the best of the 16 cities studied followed by Tokyo, the world’s largest capital with 38 million people, then Beijing and London.

The poll was conducted in 15 of the world’s largest capitals, as well as New York, the most populous city in the United States, in collaboration with UK polling company YouGov.

Here are the results, from ranked from worst to best:

1. Bogota, Colombia

2. Mexico City

3. Lima, Peru

4. New Delhi

5. Jakarta, Indonesia

6. Buenos Aires

7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

8. Bangkok

9. Moscow

10. Manila, Philippines

11. Paris

12. Seoul

13. London

14. Beijing

15. Tokyo

16. New York


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