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(CNN) — Cram 38 million people in the same city, it’s going to be a lawless mess, right?

Not even.

According to newly published stats, the gigantic swirl of humanity that is the Japanese megacity of Tokyo is now the safest major urban destination on the planet.

The Safe Cities Index 2015, compiled by the Economist, ranks Tokyo at the top in terms of digital security, health security, infrastructure and personal safety.

That’s despite it being, so says the United Nations, the most populous city on Earth.

Behind Tokyo, there are few surprises in the top four, with Southeast Asia’s capital of calm Singapore following close on its heels, ahead of Osaka and Stockholm.

Laid back Amsterdam’s liberal attitudes toward drugs and prostitution prove no obstacle to the Dutch capital’s claim to fifth place.

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In sixth is Australia’s biggest city, Sydney. Zurich is in seventh, Toronto…

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