Weapons Exports is one of the 23 indicators of peace measured by the Global Peace Index. It is an 'external' indicator of peace, meaning it measures peace outside a country.
Weapons Exports is a quantitative assessment of the total volume of major conventional weapons exports (for example aircraft, armoured vehicles, artillery, missiles and ships), divided by population.
Weapons Exports is scored on a scale from 1 (least) to 5 (most).
In countries that score 1, their weapons exports raw score (weapons export rate divided by population) is less than approximately 3.
In countries that score 5, their weapons exports raw score (weapons export rate divided by population) is greater than approximately 24.
Weapons Exports is a quantitative assessment from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) Arms Transfers Database.
The Global Peace Index is comprised of 23 indicators that measure the existence or absence of violence or the fear of violence. These include:
Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict
Societal safety and security
Find out more about how the Global Peace Index is constructed, what it measures and what the results show in the Global Peace Index Report.Related Articles
The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace. Find out more about how the index is constructed, a description of the indicators and the scores.
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