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South Korea: Freedom from corruption index (0-100): For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for South Korea from 1995 to 2019. The average value for South Korea during that period was 51 points with a minumum of 38 points in 2001 and a maximum of 70 points in 1995. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The Freedom from Corruption index for South Korea from the Heritage Foundation uses mostly the data from Transparency International, an NGO that tracks corruption perceptions around the world.
Definition: The score for the Freedom of corruption index is derived primarily from Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. For countries that are not covered in the CPI the freedom from corruption score is determined by using information from internationally recognized and reliable sources. Higher index values denote lower level of corruption.