Staying Safe

Is Asia a peaceful or dangerous place to live or travel to?  It’s a big continent so it depends on where you’re going but one thing is clear, string safe is a primary concern for everyone.

To put this into perspective we turned to the Global Peace Index (GPI) from ReliefWeb.  This year marks the thirteenth edition of theGPI, which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.

Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. This report presents the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to date on peace, its economic value, trends, and how to develop peaceful societies.

Some Asian countries like Singapore and Japan join western nations as the most peaceful countries. Others are not so calm.

The GPI covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace using three thematic domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the degree of Militarisation.