2018 full list of world's most dangerous countries released: Never go to countries in top 5

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The most dangerous countries in the world have been updated for 2018. Read our insights from the study and browse the rankings below.

The global level of peace has deteriorated by 0.27% over the last year according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI) report.

The 12th edition of the report, the only statistical measure of its kind, makes it possible to rank 163 independent states based on how peaceful they are (or, conversely, how dangerous). The 163 states cover over 99.7% of the world’s population and are assessed using 23 indicators, each banded or normalised on a scale of 1-5.

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The index, produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), measures global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation.

A DIVIDED WORLD
This is the fourth successive year that the global level of peace has deteriorated. A total of 92 countries are more dangerous than the preceding year while 71 countries are less dangerous. Additionally, this is the highest number of countries to deteriorate in a single year since 2010.

Syria remains the most dangerous country for the third successive year and has consistently ranked among the five most dangerous countries in the world since the start of its civil war in 2013.

Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq and Somalia are also ranked as some of the most dangerous countries in the world.

At the other end of the scale, Iceland has maintained its position as the most peaceful country in the world. It has been ranked as the world’s most peaceful country every year since 2008. After Iceland, New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark are the most peaceful countries in the world.

For the 10th successive year, Europe remained the most peaceful geographical region in the world. However, both Europe and North America became less peaceful overall. In Europe, 23 of 36 countries deteriorated. The United States (43rd) has declined for two consecutive years and is now at its most dangerous since 2012.

The Middle East and Africa still suffer from the same regional conflicts that have plagued them since the scramble for Africa at the end of the 19th century, meaning the most dangerous countries in the world of 2017 are largely just as volatile.

Sub-Saharan Africa was home to four of the five largest improvements in peacefulness with Gambia, Liberia, Iraq, Burundi and Senegal improving their GPI score the most.

MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
Sort the table to view the ranking by either the most peaceful or the most dangerous countries in the world.

RANK COUNTRY SCORE
1 Syria 3.600
2 Afghanistan 3.585
3 South Sudan 3.508
4 Iraq 3.425
5 Somalia 3.367
6 Yemen 3.305
7 Libya 3.262
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.251
9 Central African Republic 3.236
10 Russia 3.160
11 Sudan 3.155
12 Ukraine 3.113
13 Pakistan 3.079
14 North Korea 2.950
15 Turkey 2.898
16 Nigeria 2.873
17 Lebanon 2.778
18 Israel 2.764
19 Colombia 2.729
20 Mali 2.686
21 Venezuela 2.642
22 Egypt 2.632
23 Palestine 2.621
24 Mexico 2.583
25 Ethiopia 2.524
26 Eritrea 2.522
27 Philippines 2.512
28 India 2.504
29 Chad 2.498
30 Burundi 2.488
31 Cameroon 2.484
32 Azerbaijan 2.454
33 Iran 2.439
34 Bahrain 2.437
35 Saudi Arabia 2.417
36 Niger 2.359
37 Mauritania 2.355
38 Republic of the Congo 2.343
39 South Africa 2.328
40 Zimbabwe 2.326
41 Kenya 2.315
42 Myanmar 2.302
43 United States of America 2.300
44 Armenia 2.287
45 Turkmenistan 2.283
46 Honduras 2.282
47 El Salvador 2.275
48 Guinea-Bissau 2.275
49 Djibouti 2.269
50 Tajikistan 2.266
51 Thailand 2.259
52 China 2.243
53 Guatemala 2.214
54 Cote d' Ivoire 2.207
55 Algeria 2.182
56 Kyrgyz Republic 2.181
57 Uganda 2.168
58 Brazil 2.160
59 Uzbekistan 2.144
60 Lesotho 2.144
61 Rwanda 2.140
62 Georgia 2.130
63 Belarus 2.112
64 Papua New Guinea 2.109
65 Togo 2.104
66 Jordan 2.104
67 Cambodia 2.101
68 Guinea 2.101
69 Gabon 2.099
70 Bolivia 2.092
71 Bangladesh 2.084
72 Kosovo 2.078
73 Dominican Republic 2.073
74 Jamaica 2.068
75 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.065
76 Haiti 2.064
77 Macedonia (FYR) 2.058
78 Mozambique 2.056
79 Trinidad and Tobago 2.053
80 Nepal 2.053
81 Angola 2.048
82 Guyana 2.043
83 Cuba 2.037
84 Burkina Faso 2.029
85 Greece 2.020
86 Tunisia 1.998
87 Paraguay 1.997
88 The Gambia 1.989
89 Ecuador 1.987
90 Peru 1.986
91 Oman 1.984
92 Swaziland 1.980
93 Morocco 1.979
94 Kazakhstan 1.974
95 Benin 1.973
96 Nicaragua 1.960
97 Sri Lanka 1.954
98 Argentina 1.947
99 Equatorial Guinea 1.946
100 Moldova 1.939
101 Liberia 1.931
102 Cyprus 1.913
103 France 1.909
104 Vietnam 1.905
105 Timor-Leste 1.895
106 Montenegro 1.893
107 United Kingdom 1.876
108 Qatar 1.869
109 Indonesia 1.853
110 Serbia 1.851
111 Senegal 1.849
112 Albania 1.849
113 Tanzania 1.837
114 Panama 1.826
115 South Korea 1.823
116 Zambia 1.822
117 Mongolia 1.821
118 Laos 1.821
119 United Arab Emirates 1.820
120 Malawi 1.811
121 Namibia 1.806
122 Kuwait 1.799
123 Ghana 1.772
124 Costa Rica 1.767
125 Madagascar 1.766
126 Italy 1.766
127 Uruguay 1.761
128 Lithuania 1.749
129 Sierra Leone 1.740
130 Taiwan 1.736
131 Estonia 1.732
132 Poland 1.727
133 Latvia 1.689
134 Spain 1.678
135 Botswana 1.659
136 Chile 1.649
137 Croatia 1.639
138 Bulgaria 1.635
139 Malaysia 1.619
140 Romania 1.596
141 Netherlands 1.574
142 Slovakia 1.568
143 Belgium 1.560
144 Mauritius 1.548
145 Bhutan 1.545
146 Hungary 1.531
147 Germany 1.531
148 Norway 1.519
149 Finland 1.506
150 Sweden 1.502
151 Australia 1.435
152 Switzerland 1.407
153 Slovenia 1.396
154 Ireland 1.393
155 Japan 1.391
156 Singapore 1.382
157 Czech Republic 1.381
158 Canada 1.372
159 Denmark 1.353
160 Portugal 1.318
161 Austria 1.274
162 New Zealand 1.192
163 Iceland 1.096

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