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Compared to last year, the highest rise in the Global Peace Index demonstrated Panama (49th), Thailand (125th), Sri Lanka (97th), South Africa (126th) and Mauritania (123rd place).

Russia ranked 151 between the North Korea and Congo. The most dangerous country is Syria (163rd), followed by South Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, the top ten includes Somalia (159th), Yemen (158th), Central African Republic (157th), and Sudan (155th).

The safest countries are Austria, Iceland, Denmark and Portugal. The United States ranked 103, UK – 47th.

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