The list does not take petty crime into account and instead focuses on the security risks of serious harm (violence and terrorism).
The report ranked Finland as the safest country in the world, while Colombia was ranked as the safest.
The index measures world peace using three main themes: the level of security and safety in society, the scale of domestic and international conflicts, and the degree of militarization.
The most populous country in Africa, Nigeria was ranked 5th most dangerous country in the world, notably because of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
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- El Salvador
- The Venezuela
- The Philippines
- The Mali
- South Africa
- The Democratic Republic of Congo