Qatar has topped the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region for the fourth year in a row, according to the Global Peace Index Report for 2022.
Qatar ranked 23 globally among 163 countries included in the report, advancing by six places over the previous year and securing an overall score of 1.530, above many developed countries.

The Global Peace Index report issued by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in Australia, released on June 14, is based on three main criteria: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation. Also, there are other criteria related to the internal and external affairs of countries.
Qatar maintained its high rank in several security indicators included in the report, including criminality in society, terrorist activity, homicides, safety and security, organised internal conflicts, terrorism and political stability.
 Ranking in Middle East
and North Africa

2022: 1st
2021: 1st
2020: 1st
2019: 1st

Ranking at global level

2022: 23
2021: 29
2020: 27
2019: 31
The GPI also ranked Qatar first in the Arab world and ninth globally in the index of the safest countries and with societal safety, advancing by six global points over the previous year, making Qatar one of the 10 safest countries in the world as it outperformed many countries, such as Austria, Sweden, South Korea, the Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand and others, the QNA report said.
The Global Peace Index is an initiative to measure the relative status of peacefulness among countries and regions. It is issued by the Institute for
Economics and Peace, in consultation with an international team of peace experts, institutes and research centers in co-operation with the Department for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia.
Countries are ranked in the index on a scale of 1-5 scores, with the most stable country getting a score of 1 and the least stable country getting a score of 5 - the lower the score, the more peaceful the country.

The institute issues its reports on peace and the crime rate the countries around the world annually. The report takes several considerations into account in concluding its results in terms of collecting information and opinion polls and carrying out a set of research procedures, followed by analysing that information and procedures, preparing the results, and then giving countries scores according to those measurements.
"The results of the report and other international reports that Qatar positions as one of the safest and most secure countries, confirm that this came as a result of the efforts of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to ensure achieving the best levels of security performance, combating crime, protecting life and property, in line with its vision and strategy," the MoI said in a related statement.
"The superiority of Qatar confirms its leadership according to many indicators concerned with measuring the degree of security and public and
personal safety, such as the Global Peace Index, the Numbeo Encyclopedia Index, the World Internal Security and Police Index, and the Global Terrorism Index, which ranked Qatar in first in the Middle East and North Africa in terms of security and safety," the statement noted.

The MoI stressed that it has witnessed "unprecedented development both at the security and service levels". In order to enhance security and
facilitate services, the ministry has carried out the significant expansion of all its security and service departments in terms of establishing modern premises for those departments or strengthening them with all new technologies in order to develop and consolidate security work in general.
The development is commensurate with the development and modernisation of the State in order to achieve a good environment for security work, facilitate the performance of the ministry's mandated tasks and represent a good and elegant image of the outstanding security performance.
This contributed to achieving greater security, reducing crime, combating criminal activities and promoting stability for society and its various institutions, while providing high-quality services to citizens and residents alike, respecting human rights and international instruments.
"The ministry has endeavoured to provide its services in a sophisticated manner in line with today's accelerated and growing world, utilising telecommunications and information technology. It has made every effort to achieve greater security and combat emerging crimes such as cybercrime and others," the statement adds.
Crime prevention efforts have also extended to follow-ups by the MoI's security departments on social issues and work to find solutions to them in
co-operation with the relevant authorities in order to prevent their aggravation and reduce their spread, as well as follow-ups on complaints received by the ministry by its various media channels and directing them to the competent authorities.

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