Most Dangerous Countries in the World 2020
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
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: