Global Peace Index (2015)
Data Provider: The Institute for Economics and Peace
Data Source: Global Peace Index 2015
Data Year: The data are for 2014 and was published in the Global Peace Index 2015 on 17 June 2014
Data Periodicity: The data are updated annually
Data Definition: The Global Peace Index (GPI) is produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, an independent, nonpartisan and non-profit think tank. The Index analyses the state of peace around the world, identifying the most and least peaceful countries based on a range of themes.
The Index scores and then ranks 162 countries annually according to their peacefulness. Each country has a rank, based on a score, with 1 being a very high state of peace and 162 being a very low state of peace. The Index is composed of 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, which gauge three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society; the extent of domestic or international conflict; and the degree of militarisation.
In terms of representing the score and rank on the map shown, the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics' data section shows the categories exactly as shown on the GPI website, ranging from: a Very High State to peace (dark green) to a Very Low state of peace (red).
Data Methodology: Read more on the specific methodology for this data and the full report here at the Global Peace Index 2015.