Report: Violence cost Indian economy $742 billion last year
India is ranked 137 out of 164 countries in the 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI) released by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
India has moved up four places from 141 in 2016, due to a reduction in violent crime and increased law enforcement.
Violence cost the India economy $742 billion in 2016 which is 8.6% of its overall GDP.
India ranked 137 in Global Peace Index
India ranked less peaceful than Brazil, China, Bangladesh, Nepal,
When it comes to its South Asian neighbors, India is ranked less "peaceful" than Bhutan (13), Sri Lanka (80) Bangladesh (84) and Nepal (93) but ahead of Pakistan (152) and Afghanistan (162).
Despite the improved ranking, India is less peaceful than it was a decade ago.
India's per capita violence cost lower than Pakistan, Brazil, Russia
The per capita (per citizen) cost of violence in India in 2016 was $566 (Rs. 36,500).
That's higher than China ($517), but considerably lower than India's other BRICS counterparts South Africa's ($2,582), Russia's ($3,608) and Brazil ($1,952).
It's also lower than Pakistan ($634), Sri Lanka ($823) and Afghanistan ($949).
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