Qatar ranks as the safest country in the MENA region 2022
The Global Peace Index Report for 2022 has shown Qatar ranks as the safest country in the MENA region. Qatar ranked 23rd out of 163 countries during the report, with a score higher than many developed countries.
The Global Peace Index report, released on June 14, 2022, by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in Australia, is based on three main criteria: societal security, domestic and international conflict, and militarization. Qatar increases safety and security with a high ranking. There are also other primary criteria that include criminality in society, terrorism activity, homicides, safety and security, organized internal conflicts, terrorism, and political instability.
Qatar has maintained its lead in the Middle East and North Africa as well as advanced positions at the global level, by achieving high ratings that outperformed many developed countries during the same period.
Qatar’s top position in the Global Peace Index confirms the State of Qatar’s high level of security and safety and low crime rate, among other factors. The country is also politically stable, free of terrorist activities and threats both internally and externally, according to the report.
According to the report, Qatar is the most peaceful country in the MENA region for the 15th consecutive year and is one of 25 countries that are most peaceful in the world. Qatar only decreased three points in three indicators from last year. There has been a decrease in refugees and IDPs, but overall crime remains low. Eleven indicators increased from last year, with only eight decreasing.
The increase of 28.6% in the indicator of political instability was the second-largest improvement worldwide, marking the progress made by Venezuela.
Qatar earned the top ranking among Arab countries as well as placed nine overall in what appeared to be the safest nations list, growing six global points from last year. Qatar ranked near Germany, France, the UK, Australia, and many other countries like Austria, Sweden, South Korea, the Netherlands, and others.