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12 June 2012

Global Peace Index

The Economist has a short article on the "Global Peace Index". Surveyed across 150+ countries, it tallies up a number of factors including murder rates, assault, war etc. South Africa, as it can be expected with our high crime rates does not score as very peaceful - but it doesn't mean that we are less peaceful than other developing countries; with our rating category being the same as countries like India, Mexico, Kenya and Thailand. It is equally interesting to see what countries are considered to be peaceful - with most of Europe and Canada scoring particularly well.

The full range of factors can be viewed on this interactive site.