Qatar has been ranked the first in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and 29th globally in the Global Peace Index (GPI) for the year 2021.
Issued by the Institute of Economics and Peace in Australia, the 2021 report covered 163 countries. The report measures the state of peace across three domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security, the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict, and the degree of Militarisation.
For the thirteenth year in a row, Qatar maintained its first rank in the MENA region, and occupied advanced positions at the global level during the same period, by achieving high ratings that surpassed many developed countries in low crime rates, and achieved advance ranks at the global level in the GPI as it scored high ranks in different quantitative and qualitative indicators of peacefulness.


The countries are ranked in the Index on a scale of 1-5 so that the most stable countries are those who achieve 1, while the least stable receive 5. This year Qatar scored 1.605 points with high ranks in many indicators such as level of criminality, terrorist activities, number of homicides and level of organised internal conflict.

The Global Peace Index is an attempt to measure the relative peacefulness of countries and regions. It is produced by the Institute for Economic and Peace in consultation with an international team of experts from institutes and research centers.
Qatar continues to achieve advanced positions in peace and security indicators at the regional and global levels. The State ranked 25th globally in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018, issued by the World Economic Forum. This ranking confirms economic diversification, infrastructure development, openness and effectiveness of the labor market, and the tangible progress in terms of innovation and technology. All these indicators reflect the level of security and safety that the country enjoys.

In this context, the Ministry of Interior underlined that the state of security and safety in Qatar, which is reflected in international reports, was the fruit of tireless efforts exerted by various departments to ensure achieving the best rates of security performance, combating crime and protecting lives and property, in line with its vision and strategy.

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