Internal Violence Index: a composite and quantitative measure of internal violence and crime in developing countries

Abstract

We have created a new index, the Internal Violence Index (IVI), which aims to compare the amount of violence at the country level for 130 developing countries. The IVI is a composite indicator composed of four clusters - internal armed conflict, criminality, terrorism, and political violence. It is based on quantitative variables only, in contrast to the existing subjective indicators of fragility.
Citation

Feindouno, S., Goujon, M. and Wagner, L. (2016) "Internal Violence Index: a composite and quantitative measure of internal violence and crime in developing countries" Ferdi Working Paper P151, April 2016