Number of domestic and international conflicts, by intensity 2020

In 2020, there were 241 intrastate conflicts worldwide in total. Out of that number, 134 conflicts were classified as violent crises.

According to the source, disputes and non-violent crises are defined as a non-violent conflict, thus having a low intensity. The source further differentiates between medium intensity conflicts (violent crises) and high intensity conflicts (limited wars and wars in general).

Number of domestic and international conflicts worldwide in 2020, by conflict intensity

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Source

Release date

March 2021

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2020

Supplementary notes

The source defines a conflict as follows: "a political conflict is a positional difference, regarding values relevant to a society (the conflict items), between at least two decisive and directly involved actors, which is being carried out using observable and interrelated conflict measures that lie outside established regulatory procedures and threaten core state functions, the international order or hold our the prospect to do so."

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