2007 Ranking
    1. Germany 6.67
    2. Denmark 6.59
    3. Switzerland 6.58
    4. Austria 6.54
    5. Singapore 6.41
    6. Netherlands 6.40
    7. Finland 6.40
    8. Australia 6.35
    9. Sweden 6.34
    10. Iceland 6.33
    11. Ireland 6.33
    12. Norway 6.31
    13. Hong Kong 6.27
    14. Japan 6.19
    15. Canada 6.08
    16. New Zealand 6.07
    17. France 6.06
    18. United Kingdom 6.06
    19. Belgium 6.04
    20. Luxembourg 6.00
    21. Puerto Rico 5.91
    22. South Africa 5.78
    23. Malaysia 5.71
    24. South Korea 5.71
    25. Israel 5.66
    26. Estonia 5.65
    27. Mauritius 5.65
    28. Portugal 5.58
    29. Jordan 5.57
    30. United States 5.55
    31. Syria 5.55
    32. Spain 5.54
    33. Barbados 5.51
    34. Tunisia 5.49
    35. Bahrain 5.48
    36. Cyprus 5.45
    37. Hungary 5.44
    38. Qatar 5.43
    39. Chile 5.41
    40. Namibia 5.41
    41. Kuwait 5.40
    42. Malta 5.34
    43. India 5.28
    44. United Arab Emirates 5.19
    45. Greece 5.18
    46. Saudi Arabia 5.17
    47. Lithuania 5.13
    48. Panama 5.12
    49. Thailand 5.10
    50. Egypt 5.05
    51. Slovakia 5.05
    52. Italy 5.03
    53. Latvia 5.01
    54. Jamaica 4.96
    55. Slovenia 4.91
    56. Botswana 4.87
    57. Turkey 4.80
    58. Oman 4.77
    59. Sri Lanka 4.73
    60. Uruguay 4.71
    61. Montenegro 4.69
    62. Morocco 4.67
    63. Trinidad and Tobago 4.67
    64. Costa Rica 4.60
    65. Czech Republic 4.58
    66. Zambia 4.55
    67. Colombia 4.53
    68. Armenia 4.49
    69. Brazil 4.46
    70. Burkina Faso 4.46
    71. El Salvador 4.42
    72. Gambia 4.36
    73. Algeria 4.35
    74. Philippines 4.35
    75. China 4.32
    76. Mexico 4.30
    77. Croatia 4.24
    78. Vietnam 4.23
    79. Tajikistan 4.21
    80. Dominican Republic 4.20
    81. Mali 4.14
    82. Ethiopia 4.14
    83. Romania 4.13
    84. Guatemala 4.11
    85. Honduras 4.10
    86. Kenya 4.09
    87. Mauritania 4.07
    88. Mongolia 4.05
    89. Poland 4.01
    90. Kazakhstan 3.98
    91. Pakistan 3.98
    92. Nepal 3.95
    93. Tanzania 3.95
    94. Senegal 3.87
    95. Mozambique 3.83
    96. Bulgaria 3.82
    97. Libya 3.82
    98. Nigeria 3.81
    99. Cameroon 3.76
    100. Azerbaijan 3.74
    101. Benin 3.73
    102. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.72
    103. Bangladesh 3.69
    104. Nicaragua 3.60
    105. Peru 3.59
    106. Madagascar 3.59
    107. Uganda 3.59
    108. Cambodia 3.59
    109. Guyana 3.46
    110. Serbia 3.44
    111. Indonesia 3.38
    112. Ecuador 3.35
    113. Georgia 3.32
    114. Ukraine 3.30
    115. Burundi 3.25
    116. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.20
    117. Kyrgyzstan 3.18
    118. Russia 3.16
    119. Albania 3.12
    120. Bolivia 3.09
    121. Paraguay 3.06
    122. Lesotho 3.02
    123. Argentina 2.97
    124. Timor Leste 2.65
    125. Chad 2.62
    126. Venezuela 2.29
    127. Zimbabwe 2.14
    2016 Ranking
    1. Switzerland 6.49
    2. Finland 6.47
    3. Sweden 6.32
    4. Luxembourg 6.32
    5. Singapore 6.31
    6. United Kingdom 6.28
    7. Hong Kong 6.21
    8. Ireland 6.19
    9. Netherlands 6.19
    10. Norway 6.17
    11. Japan 6.17
    12. New Zealand 6.15
    13. Austria 5.92
    14. Canada 5.90
    15. Australia 5.85
    16. Iceland 5.83
    17. Germany 5.81
    18. Denmark 5.78
    19. Qatar 5.76
    20. United Arab Emirates 5.74
    21. Belgium 5.73
    22. Rwanda 5.71
    23. United States 5.61
    24. Estonia 5.54
    25. Bahrain 5.46
    26. France 5.45
    27. Oman 5.45
    28. South Africa 5.43
    29. Israel 5.38
    30. Malaysia 5.29
    31. Saudi Arabia 5.28
    32. Chile 5.28
    33. Namibia 5.24
    34. Uruguay 5.17
    35. Botswana 5.03
    36. Malta 5.02
    37. Jordan 5.00
    38. Mauritius 4.96
    39. Panama 4.91
    40. Barbados 4.90
    41. South Korea 4.87
    42. Georgia 4.78
    43. Bhutan 4.74
    44. Jamaica 4.71
    45. Morocco 4.67
    46. Spain 4.66
    47. Costa Rica 4.61
    48. Tunisia 4.52
    49. China 4.52
    50. Czech Republic 4.51
    51. Portugal 4.49
    52. Zambia 4.48
    53. Tajikistan 4.45
    54. Kuwait 4.44
    55. Latvia 4.41
    56. Lithuania 4.37
    57. Kazakhstan 4.37
    58. Kenya 4.36
    59. Indonesia 4.36
    60. Sri Lanka 4.36
    61. Turkey 4.35
    62. Slovenia 4.35
    63. Guatemala 4.33
    64. Lebanon 4.29
    65. Armenia 4.29
    66. Brunei 4.27
    67. Ghana 4.27
    68. Cyprus 4.27
    69. Cape Verde 4.25
    70. Azerbaijan 4.24
    71. Ivory Coast 4.24
    72. Uganda 4.24
    73. Poland 4.23
    74. Gambia 4.22
    75. Lesotho 4.22
    76. Liberia 4.19
    77. Senegal 4.18
    78. Slovakia 4.17
    79. Brazil 4.13
    80. Philippines 4.12
    81. Colombia 4.11
    82. Gabon 4.09
    83. Mexico 4.08
    84. Cameroon 4.08
    85. Nepal 4.08
    86. Trinidad and Tobago 4.07
    87. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 4.07
    88. Greece 4.06
    89. Ethiopia 4.03
    90. Dominican Republic 4.02
    91. Peru 4.01
    92. Thailand 4.01
    93. Nigeria 4.00
    94. Italy 4.00
    95. Malawi 4.00
    96. Vietnam 3.98
    97. Honduras 3.96
    98. Romania 3.95
    99. Egypt 3.94
    100. India 3.94
    101. Tanzania 3.94
    102. Montenegro 3.89
    103. Iran 3.85
    104. Benin 3.84
    105. Cambodia 3.84
    106. Bangladesh 3.84
    107. Croatia 3.81
    108. El Salvador 3.81
    109. Mongolia 3.78
    110. Paraguay 3.77
    111. Laos 3.76
    112. Mali 3.74
    113. Congo (Kinshasa) 3.74
    114. Bulgaria 3.69
    115. Mozambique 3.64
    116. Algeria 3.63
    117. Ecuador 3.63
    118. Albania 3.54
    119. Kyrgyzstan 3.53
    120. Sierra Leone 3.49
    121. Pakistan 3.48
    122. Russia 3.48
    123. Nicaragua 3.25
    124. Argentina 3.19
    125. Serbia 3.19
    126. Madagascar 3.18
    127. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.14
    128. Moldova 3.14
    129. Bolivia 3.05
    130. Ukraine 3.03
    131. Yemen 3.01
    132. Chad 3.01
    133. Hungary 2.87
    134. Burundi 2.76
    135. Mauritania 2.75
    136. Zimbabwe 2.58
    137. Venezuela 1.65

    The last sentence should read: This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “How strong is the protection of property rights, including financial assets?” (1 = extremely weak, 7 = extremely strong).

    Source: World Economic Forum