Level of Perceived Criminality in Society is one of the 23 indicators of peace measured by the Global Peace Index. It is an 'internal' indicator of peace, meaning it measures peace within a country.
Level of Perceived Criminality in Society is a qualitative assessment of how much citizens trust one another and levels of domestic security.
Levels of Perceived Criminality in Society are scored on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).
In countries with the lowest score, the majority of people trust their fellow citizens and do not have very much domestic insecurity.
In countries with the highest score, the majority of people do not trust other citizens and are extremely cautious in their dealings with others. There are often a large number of gated communities and many security guards.
Level of Perceived Criminality in Society is a qualitative assessment by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The Global Peace Index is comprised of 23 indicators that measure the existence or absence of violence or the fear of violence. These include:
Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict
Societal safety and security
Find out more about how the Global Peace Index is constructed, what it measures and what the results show in the Global Peace Index Report.Related Articles
The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace. Find out more about how the index is constructed, a description of the indicators and the scores.
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