South Korea: Political corruption

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 South Korea

Political corruption index

 Latest value 0.129
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.385
 Min - Max 0.121 - 0.577
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1960 to 2022. The average value for South Korea during that period was 0.385 index points with a minimum of 0.121 index points in 2019 and a maximum of 0.577 index points in 1980. The latest value from 2022 is 0.129 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.479 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
South Korea - Political corruption - Recent values chart

Historical chart
South Korea - Political corruption - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Composite index that measures corruption in the executive, legislative, and judicial realms. Higher values mean less corruption.

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