Business costs of crime and violence

scale 1-7, 2007–2016

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    2007 Ranking
    1. Syria 6.69
    2. Finland 6.65
    3. Iceland 6.64
    4. Libya 6.52
    5. Denmark 6.50
    6. Norway 6.44
    7. Germany 6.42
    8. Austria 6.42
    9. Hong Kong 6.37
    10. Singapore 6.31
    11. Switzerland 6.26
    12. Qatar 6.22
    13. Jordan 6.17
    14. United Arab Emirates 6.09
    15. Malta 6.04
    16. Sweden 5.93
    17. New Zealand 5.90
    18. Kuwait 5.87
    19. Luxembourg 5.86
    20. Greece 5.86
    21. Portugal 5.85
    22. Slovenia 5.76
    23. Cyprus 5.75
    24. Indonesia 5.74
    25. Tunisia 5.66
    26. Australia 5.60
    27. Azerbaijan 5.53
    28. Israel 5.48
    29. Belgium 5.47
    30. Hungary 5.45
    31. Japan 5.45
    32. Bahrain 5.44
    33. Slovakia 5.43
    34. Armenia 5.42
    35. Estonia 5.39
    36. Latvia 5.38
    37. Montenegro 5.36
    38. Canada 5.33
    39. South Korea 5.31
    40. Oman 5.28
    41. Czech Republic 5.26
    42. Ireland 5.19
    43. Saudi Arabia 5.19
    44. India 5.16
    45. Malaysia 5.16
    46. Gambia 5.15
    47. Mauritius 5.12
    48. Egypt 5.10
    49. Thailand 5.07
    50. Georgia 5.07
    51. France 5.07
    52. Morocco 5.04
    53. Spain 5.04
    54. Mauritania 5.00
    55. Lithuania 4.99
    56. Netherlands 4.96
    57. Turkey 4.92
    58. Ethiopia 4.90
    59. Vietnam 4.88
    60. Barbados 4.87
    61. Serbia 4.87
    62. Croatia 4.87
    63. United Kingdom 4.72
    64. Chile 4.57
    65. Italy 4.57
    66. Puerto Rico 4.48
    67. Kazakhstan 4.47
    68. Senegal 4.43
    69. Ukraine 4.41
    70. China 4.40
    71. United States 4.40
    72. Mali 4.40
    73. Tajikistan 4.34
    74. Algeria 4.33
    75. Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.28
    76. Nicaragua 4.27
    77. Panama 4.26
    78. Poland 4.25
    79. Mongolia 4.20
    80. Sri Lanka 4.17
    81. Philippines 4.16
    82. Uruguay 4.16
    83. Russia 4.02
    84. Botswana 3.98
    85. Tanzania 3.96
    86. Albania 3.94
    87. Cambodia 3.94
    88. Pakistan 3.90
    89. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.83
    90. Burkina Faso 3.82
    91. Romania 3.81
    92. Bolivia 3.79
    93. Burundi 3.68
    94. Bulgaria 3.67
    95. Zimbabwe 3.66
    96. Cameroon 3.64
    97. Uganda 3.64
    98. Kyrgyzstan 3.60
    99. Namibia 3.57
    100. Benin 3.55
    101. Zambia 3.53
    102. Bangladesh 3.49
    103. Argentina 3.46
    104. Ecuador 3.42
    105. Costa Rica 3.41
    106. Dominican Republic 3.38
    107. Madagascar 3.33
    108. Colombia 3.23
    109. Nepal 3.14
    110. Peru 3.11
    111. Mozambique 3.00
    112. Paraguay 3.00
    113. Lesotho 2.94
    114. Honduras 2.93
    115. Mexico 2.85
    116. Nigeria 2.85
    117. Brazil 2.82
    118. Timor Leste 2.80
    119. Chad 2.77
    120. Kenya 2.52
    121. Trinidad and Tobago 2.42
    122. South Africa 2.33
    123. Venezuela 2.20
    124. Guatemala 2.13
    125. Guyana 2.12
    126. Jamaica 2.00
    127. El Salvador 1.96
    2016 Ranking
    1. United Arab Emirates 6.44
    2. Lesotho 6.37
    3. Qatar 6.37
    4. Finland 6.37
    5. Rwanda 6.33
    6. Oman 6.28
    7. Singapore 6.15
    8. Iceland 6.15
    9. Hong Kong 6.08
    10. Portugal 5.90
    11. Norway 5.82
    12. Sweden 5.81
    13. Luxembourg 5.78
    14. Slovenia 5.75
    15. Saudi Arabia 5.75
    16. Switzerland 5.71
    17. Hungary 5.67
    18. Bhutan 5.66
    19. Croatia 5.58
    20. Azerbaijan 5.55
    21. Estonia 5.53
    22. Austria 5.51
    23. Georgia 5.50
    24. Malta 5.42
    25. Spain 5.42
    26. Armenia 5.42
    27. Denmark 5.41
    28. Morocco 5.40
    29. New Zealand 5.40
    30. Bahrain 5.37
    31. Kuwait 5.34
    32. Cyprus 5.32
    33. Japan 5.32
    34. Latvia 5.32
    35. Canada 5.30
    36. Gambia 5.27
    37. Czech Republic 5.27
    38. Romania 5.26
    39. Kazakhstan 5.21
    40. Netherlands 5.21
    41. Ireland 5.20
    42. Mauritius 5.19
    43. Mongolia 5.15
    44. Australia 5.13
    45. Lithuania 5.13
    46. United Kingdom 5.12
    47. Belgium 5.09
    48. Nicaragua 5.07
    49. Brunei 5.03
    50. Poland 5.03
    51. Greece 4.99
    52. Sri Lanka 4.99
    53. Israel 4.96
    54. South Korea 4.91
    55. China 4.90
    56. Laos 4.89
    57. Tajikistan 4.88
    58. Jordan 4.86
    59. Malaysia 4.85
    60. Moldova 4.85
    61. Slovakia 4.82
    62. Germany 4.80
    63. France 4.80
    64. Zimbabwe 4.79
    65. Albania 4.77
    66. Zambia 4.70
    67. Vietnam 4.67
    68. Senegal 4.66
    69. United States 4.61
    70. Algeria 4.60
    71. Bolivia 4.60
    72. Gabon 4.56
    73. Panama 4.52
    74. Russia 4.50
    75. Turkey 4.45
    76. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 4.42
    77. Montenegro 4.38
    78. Iran 4.38
    79. Serbia 4.37
    80. India 4.36
    81. Benin 4.31
    82. Botswana 4.30
    83. Cambodia 4.25
    84. Costa Rica 4.22
    85. Chile 4.22
    86. Tanzania 4.21
    87. Ghana 4.20
    88. Congo (Kinshasa) 4.19
    89. Namibia 4.16
    90. Ethiopia 4.10
    91. Liberia 4.09
    92. Nepal 4.08
    93. Tunisia 4.06
    94. Cape Verde 4.05
    95. Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.04
    96. Bulgaria 4.00
    97. Italy 3.99
    98. Kyrgyzstan 3.98
    99. Thailand 3.97
    100. Barbados 3.94
    101. Indonesia 3.94
    102. Cameroon 3.90
    103. Lebanon 3.89
    104. Sierra Leone 3.82
    105. Ivory Coast 3.78
    106. Paraguay 3.75
    107. Uruguay 3.74
    108. Ecuador 3.73
    109. Philippines 3.72
    110. Madagascar 3.64
    111. Uganda 3.64
    112. Mali 3.60
    113. Bangladesh 3.58
    114. Argentina 3.49
    115. Ukraine 3.48
    116. Mauritania 3.42
    117. Mozambique 3.34
    118. Burundi 3.33
    119. Malawi 3.26
    120. Nigeria 3.09
    121. Dominican Republic 3.08
    122. Chad 3.00
    123. Egypt 2.92
    124. Pakistan 2.86
    125. Peru 2.81
    126. Colombia 2.80
    127. Kenya 2.76
    128. Brazil 2.66
    129. Mexico 2.65
    130. Yemen 2.65
    131. Trinidad and Tobago 2.45
    132. South Africa 2.44
    133. Honduras 2.39
    134. Guatemala 2.38
    135. Jamaica 2.32
    136. El Salvador 1.80
    137. Venezuela 1.62

    A fundamental role of the state is guaranteeing the security of its citizens, which is a minimal requirement for incentivizing economic activity. Violence, racketeering, organized crime, and terrorism all constitute substantial disincentives to private investment and economic transactions. Empirical research provides evidence that homicides, robbery, extortion, and kidnapping can crowd out investment; and organized crime can generate misallocation of capital and labor and act as a barrier to enter a market. This is based on the average score on a 1 – 7 scale of a large sample group in a particular country responding to the question of to what extent does the incidence of crime and violence impose costs on businesses (1 = to a great extent, 7 = not at all).

    Source: World Economic Forum