(BREITBART) — WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) — Although worldwide peace levels were stable this year, the division between countries enjoying peace and those afflicted by conflict has increased, according to a report.
The annual Global Peace Index report produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace measures the state of peace in 162 countries by using 23 indicators that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence.
“The world is less peaceful today than it was in 2008,” according to the report. “The indicators that have deteriorated the most are the number of refugees and [internally displaced persons], the number of deaths from internal conflict and the impact of terrorism.”
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