Published on the 24th of June 2019, the Global Peace Index measures countries based on how well they performed in three categories, Societal Safety and Security, Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict and Militarisation.
In most of these categories, Hungary performed significantly better than last year. This explains the better rankings too. In comparison to the 22nd place earned in 2018, this year saw the country move forward to the 21st, beating Slovakia (23rd), Romania (28th), Poland (29th) and Serbia (50th).
The Global Peace Index (GPI) covers 99.7 percent of the world population. To be considered, countries must have a population of more than 1 million or a land area of 20 thousand square kilometers.
Overall, the ranking shows that the levels of peacefulness have increased in comparison to last year, with 0.09 percent.