Between 2008 and 2020, nine out of 11 indicators in the Global Peace Index’s Safety and Security
domain deteriorated, with the largest number of countries deteriorating on the terrorism impact
indicator. The homicide rate indicator had the largest improvement, with 123 countries recording an
improvement. The refugees and internally displaced people indicator had the most significant
change, with the total number of refugees and internally displaced people increasing from just under
25 million in 2008, to over 65 million in 2019. This chart shows the trend for these three key
indicators on the Safety and Security domain.



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