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Annual cost of violence containment worldwide in 2014, by violence type

This statistic shows the estimated cost of containing violence around the world each year based on 2014 figures, by the type of violence or result of violence. In 2014, the world's governments spent a total of 190 billion U.S. dollars on incarceration in an attempt to contain violence.

Direct costs of global violence containment in 2014, by violence type

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Release date

February 2014



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Supplementary notes

These figures do not include the Institute for Economics and Peace's so-called "peace multiplier effect". This multiplier seeks to estimate the economic value lost through the absence of peace.
*IDP=Internally Displaced Persons

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