According to the Global Peace Index Portugal is the third safest country in the world. It climbed one place in the ranking in comparison with previous year. 

External and internal conflicts, political instability and levels of violence are some of the 23 indicators that were used to evaluate the 163 countries. Portugal has improved 12 indicators of GPI.

Iceland is still considered world´s most peaceful country, followed by New Zealand that maintained its position from last year. Europe as a whole remains the most peaceful continent, since eight European countries occupied the first 12 places.

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