Political violence risk, (1=low, 7=high), 2019 - Country rankings:
The average for 2019 based on 194 countries was 3 index points.The highest value was in Afghanistan: 7 index points and the lowest value was in Andorra: 1 index points. The indicator is available from 2014 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
Definition: Political Violence includes all violent act(s) undertaken with a political objective; this concept is broader than ‘war’ and includes: terrorism (political, religious and ideological objectives) and political violence damage (damage to material assets as a result of political violence); for the purposes of analysing the political violence risk, types of business interruption as a result of political violence damage are included.
In order to assess the political violence risk, Credendo looks at the actual levels of internal violence in and external conflict with a country, but also at the conflict potential that arises from (lingering) internal and external tensions, frustration and dissatisfaction.
Countries are classified into seven categories (from 1-low risk to 7-high risk).