According to the new map released by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Maine is the most peaceful state while Louisiana is the least peaceful.


2012 U.S. Peace Index


The result is generated by 5 different indicators; the number of homicides, number of violent crimes, the incarceration rate, number of police employees and the availability of small arms.

Do you agree with this conclusion? What do you think?

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Hi John - The United States Peace Index is a measure of internal levels of peacefulness for U.S. states and metropolitan areas, using 5 internal indicators.  It is based on The Global Peace Index, which has (since 2007), ranked countries according to their levels of peacefulness, based on 23 internal and external indicators. A sample of these 23 indicators includes military expenditure, armed forces rate, relations with neighboring countries, deaths from organized external conflicts, total (external) conflicts, military capability, weapons exports, among others.  In the 2011 Global Peace Index, the United States ranked 82 out of 153 countries.

The U.S. ranking on the Global Peace Index, as well as the full list of indicators, can be found here:

The U.S. Peace Index is the first in a series of national peace indices meant to explore peace metrics at a regional level, uncover spatial differences in peacefulness, provide an analysis of the socio-economic measures that are associated with peace within a district, and estimate the cost of violence and the economic benefits of increasing peacefulness.


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