The latest Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks Denmark as the world's second most peaceful country, with Iceland in first place. Denmark has never featured lower than in sixth place on the list, which has been published since 2007, and it has held the number two spot for the last three years - this year ahead of New Zealand, Austria and Switzerland.
A total of 162 nations worldwide have been assessed by the Global Peace Index, which ranks countries according to their relative levels of peace by measuring factors such as security in society, the extent of conflict, and the degree of militarisation.
A safe country to travel and live in
Denmark scores very low - meaning well - on the index's 22 indicators of peace, including the level of violent crime and likelihood of violent demonstrations, political stability, freedom of the press, hostility to foreigners and respect for human rights .
Thus, Denmark can be considered the second safest country globally to travel and live in.
Also featured in the top 20 are our neighbouring Nordic countries, Finland, at number seven, Sweden, at number nine, and Norway, in 11th place
3: New Zealand
14: Czech Republic
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The 2013 Global Peace Index report analyses the state of peace around the world, identifying trends in violence and conflict, as well as the key drivers of peace.