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Qatar tops MENA region in Global Peace Index 2012

Qatar: Wednesday, June 13 - 2012 @ 12:06

Qatar came in the first place among the Arab countries and in 12th place on global level among 158 countries covered by the GPI which added 5 more countries this year apart from 153 countries listed last year. Qatar gained score of 1.395 in the place of 1.398 of the previous year which means that Qatar has improved its scoring.

Globally Qatar came ahead of many countries such as Sweden (14), Germany (15), Malaysia (20), Singapore (23), Britain (29), Italy (38) France (40) and the United States (88).

Among Arab countries Qatar was placed first 34 places ahead of the next Arab country in the list.

The GPI is considered as the leading measure of global peacefulness and it is produced by Institute of Economics & Peace, a non-profit research institute that studies the relations between economics, business and peace.

The countries are assessed on score level of (1-5). The country that is more peaceful will get a score of 1 while the least peaceful will get 5.

As per this standard, Qatar was placed in top countries in most of the indicators as it got a score of 1.395 which shows the best performance in political, economical and security factors.

The GPI report described Qatar as the most peaceful countries among the 18 MENA countries as it scored high in peace and stability as per the GPI indicators.

Regarding the internal situation of the country, the GPI gave Qatar highest scores in interior affairs. It described the peace and stability enjoyed by the country as model for other countries. It also revealed the potentialities and capabilities in different field which contributed for social, political and law and order stability in the country.

The Report says that Qatar scored (1) in organized crime, (1) in number of homicides, (2) in Ease of access to small arms and light weapon, (1) in Criminality in society, violent demonstrations (1) and violent crime (1). All these scores are considered high as per the report.

The following chart shows the position of Qatar among a first 15 countries in the Index.

The Report notes that all regions except Middle East and North Africa (MENA) showed improvement in the peace, as most of the countries in the MENA has gone down in the list, while Qatar maintained its position topping the regional list.

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