10th Global Peace Index. Institute for Economics and Peace

The Safest Countries on Earth, and the Most Dangerous

The 2016 and 10th edition of the Annual Global Peace Index from by the global think tank Institute for Economics and Peace has assessed 163 nations across 23 indicators of peace under three categories:

  • level of safety and security in society
  • domestic and international conflict
  • militarisation

The results, with the safest Country first, with rankings up to 5 as the most dangerous:

  1.  Iceland 1.192
  2.  Denmark 1.246
  3.  Austria 1.278
  4.  New Zealand 1.287
  5.  Portugal 1.356
  6.  Czech Republic 1.36
  7.   Switzerland 1.37
  8.  Canada 1.388
  9.  Japan 1.395
  10.  Slovenia 1.408
  11.  Finland 1.429
  12.  Ireland 1.433
  13.  Bhutan 1.445
  14.  Sweden 1.461
  15.  Australia 1.465
  16.  Germany 1.486
  17.  Norway 1.5
  18.  Belgium 1.528
  19.  Hungary 1.534
  20.  Singapore 1.535
  21.  Netherlands 1.541
  22.  Poland 1.557
  23.  Mauritius 1.559
  24.  Slovakia 1.603
  25.  Spain 1.604
  26.  Croatia 1.633
  27.  Chile 1.635
  28.  Botswana 1.639
  29.  Bulgaria 1.646
  30.  Malaysia 1.648
  31.  Romania 1.649
  32.  Latvia 1.68
  33.  Costa Rica 1.699
  34.  Qatar 1.716
  35.  Uruguay 1.726
  36.  Estonia 1.732
  37.  Lithuania 1.735
  38.  Madagascar 1.763
  39.  Italy 1.774
  40.  Zambia 1.783
  41.  Taiwan 1.787
  42.  Indonesia 1.799
  43.  Sierra Leone 1.805
  44.  Ghana 1.809
  45.  Malawi 1.817
  46.  France 1.829
  47.  United Kingdom 1.83
  48.  Serbia 1.834
  49.  Panama 1.837
  50.  Mongolia 1.838
  51.  Kuwait 1.842
  52.  Laos 1.852
  53.  South Korea 1.858
  54.  Albania 1.867
  55.  Namibia 1.873
  56.  Timor-Leste 1.879
  57.  Montenegro 1.884
  58.  Tanzania 1.899
  59.  Vietnam 1.906
  60.  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.915
  61.  United Arab Emirates 1.931
  62.  Equatorial Guinea 1.94
  63.  Lesotho 1.941
  64.  Tunisia 1.949
  65.  Moldova 1.953
  66.  Togo 1.954
  67.  Argentina 1.957
  68.  Mozambique 1.963
  69.  Nicaragua 1.975
  70.  Senegal 1.978
  71.  Cyprus 1.994
  72.  Benin 1.998
  73.  Liberia 1.998
  74.  Oman 2.016
  75.  Kazakhstan 2.019
  76.  Ecuador 2.02
  77.  Kosovo * 2.022
  78.    Nepal 2.026
  79.  Gabon 2.033
  80.  Paraguay 2.037
  81.  Bolivia 2.038
  82.  Greece 2.044
  83.  Bangladesh 2.045
  84.  Trinidad and Tobago 2.056
  85.  Georgia 2.057
  86.  Cuba 2.057
  87.  Peru 2.057
  88.  Burkina Faso 2.063
  89.  Haiti 2.066
  90.  Swaziland 2.074
  91.  Morocco 2.086
  92.  Gambia 2.091
  93.  Jamaica 2.091
  94.  Macedonia 2.092
  95.  Guyana 2.105
  96.  Jordan 2.127
  97.  Sri Lanka 2.133
  98.  Angola 2.14
  99.  Papua New Guinea 2.143
  100.  Dominican Republic 2.143
  101.  Uganda 2.148
  102.  Guinea 2.148
  103.  United States 2.154
  104.  Cambodia 2.161
  105.  Brazil 2.176
  106.  Belarus 2.202
  107.  Turkmenistan 2.202
  108.  Algeria 2.213
  109.  Uzbekistan 2.216
  110.  Armenia 2.218
  111.  Honduras 2.237
  112.  El Salvador 2.237
  113.  Niger 2.239
  114.  Republic of the Congo 2.249
  115.  Myanmar 2.256
  116.  Guinea-Bissau 2.264
  117.  Guatemala 2.27
  118.  Ivory Coast 2.279
  119.  Ethiopia 2.284
  120.  China 2.288
  121.  Djibouti 2.292
  122.  Tajikistan 2.293
  123.  Mauritania 2.295
  124.  Kyrgyzstan 2.294
  125.  Thailand 2.312
  126.  South Africa 2.316
  127.  Zimbabwe 2.322
  128.  Rwanda 2.323
  129.  Saudi Arabia 2.338
  130.  Cameroon 2.356
  131.  Kenya 2.379
  132.  Bahrain 2.398
  133.  Iran 2.411
  134.  Azerbaijan 2.45
  135.  Eritrea 2.46
  136.  Chad 2.464
  137.  Mali 2.489
  138.  Burundi 2.5
  139.  Philippines 2.511
  140.  Mexico 2.557
  141.  India 2.566
  142.  Egypt 2.574
  143.  Venezuela 2.651
  144.  Israel 2.656
  145.  Turkey 2.71
  146.  Lebanon 2.752
  147.  Colombia 2.764
  148.  Palestine 2.832
  149.  Nigeria 2.877
  150.  North Korea 2.944
  151.  Russia 3.079
  152.  Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.112
  153.  Pakistan 3.145
  154.  Libya 3.2
  155.  Sudan 3.269
  156.  Ukraine 3.287
  157.  Central African Republic 3.354
  158.  Yemen 3.399
  159.  Somalia 3.414
  160.  Afghanistan 3.538
  161.  Iraq 3.57
  162.  South Sudan 3.593
  163.  Syria 3.806

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