Special Report

The Least Peaceful Countries in the World

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25. Myanmar (Burma)
> 2022 Peace index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.63 out of 5
> 10-yr. change in peace index score: 17.0% less peaceful
> 2021 expenditure & cost to contain, prevent, and deal with violence: $31.4 billion (10% of GDP)
> Societal safety & security index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 3.12 out of 5 – top 25% of all countries
> Militarization index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 1.74 out of 5 – middle 50% of all countries
> Ongoing conflict index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.70 out of 5 – top 25% of all countries
> GDP per capita, 2021: $1,187 – bottom 25% of all countries
> Population, 2021: 54,806,014 – top 25% of all countries

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24. Niger
> 2022 Peace index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.65 out of 5
> 10-yr. change in peace index score: 29.1% less peaceful
> 2021 expenditure & cost to contain, prevent, and deal with violence: $4.9 billion (8% of GDP)
> Societal safety & security index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.96 out of 5 – top 25% of all countries
> Militarization index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 1.96 out of 5 – middle 50% of all countries
> Ongoing conflict index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.84 out of 5 – top 25% of all countries
> GDP per capita, 2021: $595 – bottom 10% of all countries
> Population, 2021: 25,130,810 – middle 50% of all countries

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23. Iran
> 2022 Peace index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.69 out of 5
> 10-yr. change in peace index score: 4.8% less peaceful
> 2021 expenditure & cost to contain, prevent, and deal with violence: $485.1 billion (5% of GDP)
> Societal safety & security index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.84 out of 5 – top 25% of all countries
> Militarization index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.12 out of 5 – top 25% of all countries
> Ongoing conflict index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.92 out of 5 – top 10% of all countries
> GDP per capita, 2020: $2,757 – middle 50% of all countries
> Population, 2021: 85,028,760 – top 25% of all countries

22. Cameroon
> 2022 Peace index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.71 out of 5
> 10-yr. change in peace index score: 34.3% less peaceful
> 2021 expenditure & cost to contain, prevent, and deal with violence: $11.1 billion (9% of GDP)
> Societal safety & security index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 3.01 out of 5 – top 25% of all countries
> Militarization index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 1.88 out of 5 – middle 50% of all countries
> Ongoing conflict index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.97 out of 5 – top 10% of all countries
> GDP per capita, 2021: $1,662 – bottom 25% of all countries
> Population, 2021: 27,224,262 – middle 50% of all countries

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21. Nigeria
> 2022 Peace index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.73 out of 5
> 10-yr. change in peace index score: 5.6% less peaceful
> 2021 expenditure & cost to contain, prevent, and deal with violence: $124.8 billion (9% of GDP)
> Societal safety & security index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 3.11 out of 5 – top 25% of all countries
> Militarization index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.06 out of 5 – top 25% of all countries
> Ongoing conflict index (1-5 scale; most-least peaceful): 2.81 out of 5 – top 25% of all countries
> GDP per capita, 2021: $2,085 – middle 50% of all countries
> Population, 2021: 211,400,704 – top 10% of all countries

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