Written by Staff Writer
29 Jun, 2015 | 10:15 am
According to the nonprofit Institute for Economics and Peace, Iceland retained its place as the most peaceful country in the world.
The Global Peace Index for 2015 which was released last week, ranked 162 nations around the globe based on factors like the level of violent crime, involvement in conflicts and the degree of militarization.
However six European nations marked their spots within the top 10 most peaceful countries where Denmark and Austria ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively.
New Zealand has been rated the fourth most peaceful country in the world.
Syria and Iraq remain as the world’s most dangerous countries according to the report.
According to the previous Global Peace Index, Sri Lanka was ranked 105th and it has slipped to 114 this year.
The United States is in the bottom half of the index, scoring badly in terms of militarization, homicides and fear of violence. Its ranking improved somewhat from a year earlier, though, rising from 101st place to 94th.
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