The world’s most dangerous cities for women 2017

City summary

New Delhi, the world’s second most populous city with an estimated 26.5 million people,  was ranked as the worst megacity for sexual violence and harassment of women alongside Brazil’s Sao Paulo.  The Indian capital, known as the “rape capital” of India, was fourth worst of the cities in the overall poll and ranked as fourth worst when respondents were asked if women had access to economic resources such as education, land, and financial services such as bank accounts.

Polling results

How delhi scored from 1 (worst) to 19 (best) for each question.

  • 01

    Sexual ViolenceWomen can live in this city without facing the risk of sexual violence including rape or sexual attacks and harassment

  • 05

    Access to HealthcareWomen have good access to healthcare including control over reproductive health and maternal mortality

  • 06

    Cultural PracticesWomen are well protected from potentially harmful cultural practices including female genital mutilation, child, early or forced marriage, female infanticide

  • 03

    Economic OpportunitiesWomen have access to economic resources such as education, ownership of land or other forms of property, and financial services such as bank accounts


Questions we asked

Click a question below see the polling results from 1 (worst) to 19 (best).