Weapons Imports


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.

Definition

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.  

Scoring

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.

Source

Weapons Imports is a quantitative assessment using data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) Arms Transfers Database.

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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