Global Peace Index (GPI) is the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness. Now in its seventh year, it ranks 162 nations according to their ‘absence of violence’.
The GPI is developed by IEP under the guidance of an international panel of independent experts with data collated and calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). It is composed of 22 indicators, ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the percentage of prison population.
2013 Global Peace Index
The 2013 Global Peace Index was launched on the 11th of June 2013. The seventh edition of the index found that the world has become less peaceful, with a rise in the number of homicides worldwide. See the results, highlights and download the report on the 2013 GPI Findings page.