* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Rule of law index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong): For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1996 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 1.59 points with a minumum of 1.44 points in 2004 and a maximum of 1.67 points in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: The index for Rule of Law captures perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence.