- Oct 27, 2017
Some interesting notes:The Institute for Economics and Peace, an independent non-profit think tank based in Australia, annually publishes the Global Peace Index, an international study that assesses 163 independent states and territories according to their levels of peacefulness.
The study assesses global peace through three filters: safety and security in society, the extent of ongoing domestic or international conflict and the degree of militarization. Researchers considered 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators to determine scores, including the number of casualties from terrorism and conflicts in that country, the number of murders per capita and the ratio of military spending to gross domestic product. The United States ranked at No. 128 for its peacefulness.
- Iceland cool as fuck for remaining the champ, since 2008.
- Canada and Japan still dominating as the two safest large countries in the world, for their population size, in comparison to the rest of the Top 10.
- Per the Report: Peace in North America deteriorated last year, recording the second largest regional deterioration. Canada showed a small improvement in overall score, but the deterioration in the United States was much larger. While Canada remains one of the ten most peaceful countries in the world, the US fell seven places to 128th in the index in 2019. The US has deteriorated every year since 2016.
- Europe: The world’s most peaceful region became slightly more peaceful, on average, in 2018. Twenty-two of 36 countries in Europe improved. Europe continues to dominate the top of the index, accounting for 17 of the 25 most peaceful countries. Only Turkey, at 152, is ranked amongst the 50 least peaceful countries.
- South America: Only Colombia, Uruguay and Chile improved in South America last year, while the rest of the region deteriorated. Venezuela is now the least peaceful country in South America, and Brazil recorded the fifth largest fall globally, with nine indicators deteriorating and only one improving.
Other large nation ranks: Australia(13 - Same as 2018), Sweden(18 - fell from 14 in 2018), Finland(14 - up 1 from 2018), Norway(20 - fell from 16 in 2018), Germany(22- fell from 17 in 2018), Netherlands(17 - increase from 23 in 2018), Spain(32 - fell from 30 in 2018), South Korea(55 - fell from 49 in 2018), UK(45 - rose from 57 in 2018, tied with Laos), France(60 - fell from 61), Brazil(116 - fell from 106 in 2018), China(110 - improved from 112), USA(128 - fell from 121), India(141 - fell from 136 in 2018), Russia(154 - Same as 2018)
If you wish to see the infographic with year over year ratings, use this:
Global peacefulness improves for the first time in five years, but the world continues to be less peaceful than a decade ago
Last year's thread for comparison:
The 12th annual "Global Peace Index" has been released by the Institute for Economics and Peace, an international and independent non-profit think tank. The index reveals that the world is less peaceful today than at any time in the past decade with 92 countries seeing their scores deteriorate...