The latest edition of the Global Peace Index estimated that violence cost the global economy $14.8 trillion in 2017 - almost $2,000 per person. Unsurprisingly, war-ravaged Syria was the hardest hit with the cost of violence 68 percent of GDP. Afghanistan and Iraq came second and third with violence costing 63 and 51 percent of GDP respectively.
This chart shows the cost of violence as a share of GDP in 2017.
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