10 Most Peaceful States


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The U.S. Peace Index created by the Institute for Economics and Peace shows the country has become more peaceful since 1995, thanks to a substantial drop in homicides and violent crimes. The index, which defines peace as the absence of violence, made its rankings based on five indicators, including homicide rates, violent crimes, percentage of the population in jail, number of police officers and availability of small arms (per 100,000 people).

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