Violent Crime 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 Violent Crime is a qualitative assessment of the likelihood of violent crime. It is based on the question: “Is violent crime likely to pose a significant problem for government and/or business over the next two years?”
Violent Crime is scored on a scale from 1 (very low likelihood) to 5 (very high likelihood).
In countries that score 1, violent crime is strongly unlikely to pose a significant problem to the operation of government and/or business, although instances of violent crime will still occur.
In countries that score 5, violent crime is strongly likely to pose significant difficulties to the operation of business and government.
Violent Crime is a qualitative assessment from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Country Analysis team.
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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