Australian think tank reveals India has moved up four places from 141st to the 137th rank among 163 countries on the 2018 Global Peace Index. India moved up four places due to a reduction in the level of violent crime driven by increased law enforcement.
According to the reports published by the Sydney-based Institute of Economics and Peace, “India moved four places largely due to a reduction in level of violent crime, driven by increased law enforcement. Meanwhile, unrest in Kashmir raised tensions between India and Pakistan, with the number of deaths from external conflict increasing in both the countries.”
Results of the 2018 Global Peace Index shows:
Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008.
Other top four are New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark.
Syria earned the position of the least peaceful country in the world.
Other countries which earned very poor ratings followed by Syria are Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and Yemen.
Global level of peace has deteriorated by 0.27 per cent in the last year.
92 countries have shown deterioration in their rankings on index.
71 countries have shown improvement in their 2018 global peace index ranking.
Four most peaceful regions – Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and South America – all recorded deterioration’s.
Most deterioration occurred in South America, due to increases in the incarceration rate and impact of terrorism.