Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Vision of Humanity has released its second annual Global Peace Index. The good news? We're the fourth most peaceful country at the world, coming in behind the usual Scandinavian suspects. The bad news? Last year, we were second. Our ranking has increased, but others have improved faster (mainly due to having lower imprisonment rates, which is the oozing sore in our stats).

For those interested in other comparisons, Australia dropped two places to 27th, the UK stayed static on 49th, and the US dropped 1 to 97th (this is from looking at last year's rankings; their "compare" page seems to have some funny data in it).