QATAR TOPS IN GLOBAL PEACE INDEX IN MENA REGION

The State of Qatar achieved another milestone in security and safety as the country ranked again the first in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and 29th globally in the Global Peace Index (GPI) for the year 2021.

Issued by the Institute of Economics and Peace in Australia, the 2021 report covered 163 countries globally. The report measures the state of peace across three domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security, the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict, and the degree of Militarization.

Since 2009, Qatar tops the MENA region in the GPI consecutively and ranked ahead of many developed countries globally in the GPI as it scored high ranked in different quantitative and qualitative indicators of the peacefulness.

The countries are ranked in the Index on a scale of 1-5 degrees so that the most stable countries are those who achieve 1, while the least stable receive 5. This year Qatar scored 1.605 points with high ranks in many indicators such as level of criminality, terrorist activities, number of homicides and level of organized internal conflict.

Qatar ranked 15th globally in the domain of Societal Safety and Security that evaluates the level of harmony in nation asserting low crime rates, minimal terrorist activity and less violence.

The Global Peace Index is an attempt to measure the relative peacefulness of countries and regions. It is produced by the Institute for Economic and Peace in consultation with an international team of experts from institutes and research centres.

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