New York

The world’s most dangerous cities for women 2017

City summary

New York was listed as the seventh best megacity for women. The U.S. city, with an estimated population of 18.6 million, came fifth best  for women having access to healthcare including control over reproductive health but otherwise New York ranked very much in the middle of the group on all other questions.

Polling results

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

  • 12

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

  • 15

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

  • 13

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

  • 10

    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).