Violent Crime


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.

Definition 

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?”

Scoring

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.

Source

Violent Crime is a qualitative assessment from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Country Analysis team.

Other Global Peace Index Indicators

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

External Conflicts Fought

Internal Conflicts Fought

Deaths from External Conflict

Deaths from Internal Conflict

Intensity of Internal Conflict

Neighbouring Countries Relations

Societal safety and security

Perceptions of Criminality

Displaced People

Political Instability

Political Terror

Terrorism Impact

Homicide

Violent Crime

Violent Demonstrations

Incarceration

Security Officers and Police

Militarisation

Military Expenditure

Armed Services Personnel

Weapons Imports

Weapons Exports

UN Peacekeeping Funding

Nuclear and Heavy Weapons

Access to Weapons

Global Peace Index methdology 

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

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Global Peace Index Methodology

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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