2012 Global Peace Index

By Dan Gold

Every year the Institute for Economics and Peace publishes the Global Peace Index which examines a huge amount of data to rank every country in the world based on peacefulness. The report also gives details on each country and allows readers to compare all manner of statistics, such as homicides, polical instability, military expenditure, and much more. Readers can see how each of these data points correlates to the overall peacefulness score of that country as well a compare these data points across different countries. 

You can find an interactive version of the above graphic, which includes all maner of interesting statistics, at VisonOfHumanity.org. And for a quick and easy to digest summary of the report, check out this slick typographical video!