Weapons Imports 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.
Weapons Imports is a quantitative assessment of the total volume of major conventional weapons imports (for example aircraft, armoured vehicles, artillery, missiles and ships), divided by population.
Weapons Imports is scored on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being the least and 5 the most.
In countries that score 1, their weapons imports raw score (weapons import rate divided by population) is less than approximately 7.5.
In countries that score 5, their weapons imports raw score (weapons import rate divided by population) is greater than 60.
Weapons Imports is a quantitative assessment using data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) Arms Transfers Database.
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
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