Portugal is the world’s 3rd safest country

  • ECO News
  • 16 June 2019

According to the Global Peace Index (GPI), Portugal is considered to be the 3rd safest in the world.

Portugal is considered to be the 3rd safest in the world, which the Home Affairs Minister defends to be a “significant” evolution, according to the Global Peace Index (GPI). “Six years ago, we were 18th [in the list]. Now, we are in third”, the Minister Eduardo Cabrita has revealed to the journalists.

In a ceremony that marks the delivery of 24 new vehicles to GNR, Minister Eduardo Cabrita stressed that what is important is not much the position in the ranking but what has been made to reduce violent crime in general and to consolidate the image of Portugal as a safe country.

According to the Minister, the results are explained by increasing investment in policing activities and better coordination among the different police forces, namely GNR, PSP, SEF and PJ.

Portugal’s GPI score was of 1.274, combining three major factors: 1) militarisation (1.3 out of 5), 2) safety and security (1.4 out of 5) and 3) domestic and internal conflict (1.1 out of 5). The lower the score, the best the overall result.

Another interesting conclusion from this report is that the impact of violence in the global economy is decreasing by 3.3% for the first time since 2012, which corresponds to $475Bn.