Report: United States No Longer in Top 100 Most Peaceful Countries List

Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 02:13 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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The United States no longer is among the world's top 100 most peaceful nations, according to an analysis.

According to the Global Peace Index, the United States has dropped to the 101st most peaceful nation.

The assessment compares internal crime statistics, population trends, political forces, the number of homicides, terrorism and economic conditions, The Washington Times reported.

The most peaceful spot on the the planet, the index reveals, is Iceland. Denmark and Austria take the second and third place spots, while South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Syria take the last three spots as the least peaceful nations in the world.

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