Most Dangerous Countries 2019

Every year, the Institute for Economics and Peace releases its Global Peace Index report. This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, and murder rate. The GPI report evaluates 163 countries with account for over 99% of the world’s total population. The factors analyzed in the report are grouped into three different areas:
Safety and Security Ongoing Conflict Militarization The countries on the GPI list have a score. The lower the score, the more peaceful the country. The higher the score, the more dangerous it is. According to the 2018 report, Syria has the highest score – a score of 3.6 – and is the most dangerous country in the world. This ranking remains unchanged from the previous report in 2017. The second-most dangerous country in the world is Afghanistan with a score of 3.585. This nation’s ranking remained the same as it was on the 2017 report. Rounding out the top 3 is South Sudan, which has a score of 3.508 and dropped one position since the previous report.

The top 10 most dangerous countries according to the 2018 GPI report are:

All of the top 10 most dangerous states have a “very low” state of peace. Other nations that have a “very low” state of peace and are considered the world’s most dangerous include:

Flag Name Peace Index Population 2019 Area
Afghanistan3.57438,041,754652,230 km²
Syria3.56617,070,135185,180 km²
South Sudan3.52611,062,113619,745 km²
Yemen3.41229,161,922527,968 km²
Iraq3.36939,309,783438,317 km²
Somalia3.315,442,905637,657 km²
Libya3.2856,777,4521,759,540 km²
Russia3.093145,872,25617,098,242 km²
Pakistan3.072216,565,318881,912 km²
Turkey3.01583,429,615783,562 km²
Sudan2.99542,813,2381,886,068 km²
Ukraine2.9543,993,638603,500 km²
North Korea2.92125,666,161120,538 km²
Nigeria2.898200,963,599923,768 km²
Lebanon2.86,855,71310,452 km²
Israel2.7358,519,37720,770 km²
Mali2.7119,658,0311,240,192 km²
Venezuela2.67128,515,829916,445 km²
Colombia2.66150,339,4431,141,748 km²
Palestine2.6084,981,4206,220 km²
India2.6051,366,417,7543,287,590 km²
Mexico2.6127,575,5291,964,375 km²
Iran2.54282,913,9061,648,195 km²
Cameroon2.53825,876,380475,442 km²
Chad2.52215,946,8761,284,000 km²
Egypt2.521100,388,0731,002,450 km²
Burundi2.5211,530,58027,834 km²
Philippines2.516108,116,615342,353 km²
Eritrea2.5043,497,117117,600 km²
Zimbabwe2.46314,645,468390,757 km²
Ethiopia2.434112,078,7301,104,300 km²
Azerbaijan2.42510,047,71886,600 km²
Saudi Arabia2.40934,268,5282,149,690 km²
United States2.401329,064,9179,372,610 km²
South Africa2.39958,558,2701,221,037 km²
Niger2.39423,310,7151,267,000 km²
Myanmar2.39354,045,420676,578 km²
Bahrain2.3571,641,172765 km²
Honduras2.3419,746,117112,492 km²
Mauritania2.3334,525,6961,030,700 km²
Nicaragua2.3126,545,502130,373 km²
Kenya2.352,573,973580,367 km²
Armenia2.2942,957,73129,743 km²
Thailand2.27869,625,582513,120 km²
Brazil2.271211,049,5278,515,767 km²
Turkmenistan2.2655,942,089488,100 km²
Guatemala2.26417,581,472108,889 km²
El Salvador2.2626,453,55321,041 km²
Guinea Bissau2.2371,920,92236,125 km²
Algeria2.21943,053,0542,381,741 km²
China2.2171,433,783,6869,706,961 km²
Djibouti2.207973,56023,200 km²
Togo2.2058,082,36656,785 km²
Uganda2.19644,269,594241,550 km²
Tajikistan2.1969,321,018143,100 km²
Burkina Faso2.17620,321,378272,967 km²
Lesotho2.1672,125,26830,355 km²
Uzbekistan2.16632,981,716447,400 km²
Bangladesh2.128163,046,161147,570 km²
Guinea2.12512,771,246245,857 km²
Georgia2.1223,996,76569,700 km²
Papua New Guinea2.1188,776,109462,840 km²
Belarus2.1159,452,411207,600 km²
Gabon2.1122,172,579267,668 km²
Mozambique2.09930,366,036801,590 km²
Trinidad And Tobago2.0941,394,9735,130 km²
Guyana2.075782,766214,969 km²
Cuba2.07311,333,483109,884 km²
Morocco2.0736,471,769446,550 km²
Cambodia2.06616,486,542181,035 km²
Haiti2.05211,263,07727,750 km²
Bolivia2.04411,513,1001,098,581 km²
Dominican Republic2.04110,738,95848,671 km²
Jamaica2.0382,948,27910,991 km²
Tunisia2.03511,694,719163,610 km²
Bosnia And Herzegovina2.0193,301,00051,209 km²
Peru2.01632,510,4531,285,216 km²
Rwanda2.01412,626,95026,338 km²
Jordan2.01210,101,69489,342 km²
Angola2.01231,825,2951,246,700 km²
Nepal2.00328,608,710147,181 km²
Argentina1.98944,780,6772,780,400 km²
Benin1.98611,801,151112,622 km²
Ecuador1.9817,373,662276,841 km²
Equatorial Guinea1.9571,355,98628,051 km²
Oman1.9534,974,986309,500 km²
Moldova1.9514,043,26333,846 km²
Montenegro1.939627,98713,812 km²
Greece1.93310,473,455131,990 km²
Kazakhstan1.93218,551,4272,724,900 km²
Cyprus1.9141,198,5759,251 km²
Namibia1.8922,494,530825,615 km²
France1.89265,129,728551,695 km²
Liberia1.8894,937,374111,369 km²
Senegal1.88316,296,364196,722 km²
Vietnam1.87796,462,106331,212 km²
Madagascar1.86726,969,307587,041 km²
South Korea1.86751,225,308100,210 km²
Tanzania1.8658,005,463945,087 km²
United Arab Emirates1.8479,770,52983,600 km²
Sierra Leone1.8227,813,21571,740 km²
Albania1.8212,880,91728,748 km²
Serbia1.8128,772,23588,361 km²
Zambia1.80517,861,030752,612 km²
Timor Leste1.8051,293,11914,874 km²
Panama1.8044,246,43975,417 km²
United Kingdom1.80167,530,172242,900 km²
Laos1.8017,169,455236,800 km²
Ghana1.79630,417,856238,533 km²
Kuwait1.7944,207,08317,818 km²
Mongolia1.7923,225,1671,564,110 km²
Indonesia1.785270,625,5681,904,569 km²
Malawi1.77918,628,747118,484 km²
Italy1.75460,550,075301,336 km²
Lithuania1.7282,759,62765,300 km²
Estonia1.7271,325,64845,227 km²
Taiwan1.72523,773,87636,193 km²
Latvia1.7181,906,74364,559 km²
Uruguay1.7113,461,734181,034 km²
Costa Rica1.7065,047,56151,100 km²
Spain1.69946,736,776505,992 km²
Qatar1.6962,832,06711,586 km²
Botswana1.6762,303,697582,000 km²
Poland1.65437,887,768312,679 km²
Croatia1.6454,130,30456,594 km²
Chile1.63418,952,038756,102 km²
Bulgaria1.6077,000,119110,879 km²
Romania1.60619,364,557238,391 km²
Mauritius1.5621,269,6682,040 km²
Slovakia1.555,457,01349,037 km²
Germany1.54783,517,045357,114 km²
Hungary1.549,684,67993,028 km²
Norway1.5365,378,857323,802 km²
Sweden1.53310,036,379450,295 km²
Belgium1.53311,539,32830,528 km²
Netherlands1.5317,097,13041,850 km²
Malaysia1.52931,949,777330,803 km²
Finland1.4885,532,156338,424 km²
Australia1.41925,203,1987,692,024 km²
Ireland1.394,882,49570,273 km²
Switzerland1.3838,591,36541,284 km²
Czech Republic1.37510,689,20978,865 km²
Japan1.369126,860,301377,930 km²
Slovenia1.3552,078,65420,273 km²
Singapore1.3475,804,337710 km²
Canada1.32737,411,0479,984,670 km²
Denmark1.3165,771,87643,094 km²
Austria1.2918,955,10283,871 km²
Portugal1.27410,226,18792,090 km²
New Zealand1.2214,783,063270,467 km²
Iceland1.072339,031103,000 km²