Safety Perceptions Index (SPI), 2023

The Safety Perceptions Index, 2023 provides a comprehensive assessment of worries and experiences of risk across 121 countries, offering valuable insights into citizens’ perceptions of safety around the world.

About the Index

  • Released on: February 22, 2023
  • Released by: A collaboration between Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP)
  • Edition: Second

Key Highlights of the Report

  • The country most impacted in the SPI was Mali, which has experienced two recent coups and has been racked by multiple violent conflicts.
  • In 2021, the SPI improved globally across two domains-food and water and violent crime- and deteriorated in two-severe weather and mental health.
Least Risk Impacted Countries in the 2023 SPI Most Risk Impacted Countries in the 2023 SPI
1. Uzbekistan

2. United Arab Emirates

3. Saudi Arabia

1. Mali
2. Sierra Leone
3. Guinea
  • Uzbekistan recorded the best overall score, while Mali recorded the worst overall score.
  • Sub-Saharan African countries are the most risk- impacted in the world.
  • India is positioned at rank 97 with the score of 0320.
  • The ranks of the neighbor countries of India-
    1. China (Rank 9, Score 0.113)
    2. Pakistan (Rank 29, Score 0.159)