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Most Peaceful and Safest Nations in The World In 2020 (Global Peace Index and Security Index)

The Global Peace Index (GPI) was developed by the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, the Economist Intelligence Unit and international peace experts and institutions. 

The World Peace Index (in 2020) divides a total of 163 independent countries into 5 main categories, with category 1 for the most peaceful region and 5 for the region with the highest violence statistics based on the school grading system.

Various indicators were then evaluated, such as relations with other countries, international conflicts, participation of women, freedom of the press, civil liberties, the functioning of parliament, life expectancy, unemployment, the proportion of young people and gender distribution.

Global Peace Index 2018 (countries appearing with a deeper shade of green are ranked as more peaceful, countries appearing more red are ranked as more violent) – © Wikimedia

Global Peace Index 2020

The 20 most peaceful nations according to this index in 2020 (2019) are:

  1. Iceland
  2. New Zealand
  3. Portugal
  4. Austria
  5. Denmark
  6. Canada
  7. Singapore
  8. Czech Republic
  9. Japan
  10. Switzerland
  11. Slovenia
  12. Ireland
  13. Australia
  14. Finland
  15. Sweden
  16. Germany
  17. Belgium
  18. Norway
  19. Bhutan
  20. Malaysia

Security Index 2020

The crime index and the security index are based on surveys of visitors to the website The questions are comparable to scientific and government surveys.

The crime index reflects how serious the residents perceive the crime of the city or the country. The safety index is a reverse of the crime index. A high safety index means high safety in the city.

The following 20 countries were rated as the safest countries :

  1. Qatar
  2. Taiwan
  3. UAE (Dubai)
  4. Georgia
  5. Oman
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Slovenia
  8. Isle of Man
  9. Switzerland
  10. Japan
  11. Rwanda
  12. Armenia
  13. Estonia
  14. Iceland
  15. Austria
  16. Croatia
  17. Belarus
  18. Czech Republic
  19. Finland
  20. Denmark
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