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2012 United States Peace Index Report

2012 United States Peace Index Report

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2012
 UNITED STATESPEACE INDEX
 
The Institute or Economics and Peace (IEP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-protresearch organization dedicated to shiting the world’s ocus to peace as a positive,achievable, and tangible measure o human well-being and progress.IEP achieves its goals by developing new conceptual rameworks to dene peaceulness;providing metrics or measurement; uncovering the relationship between peace, businessand prosperity, and by promoting a better understanding o the cultural, economic andpolitical actors that drive peaceulness.IEP has oices in Sydney, New York, and Washington, D.C. It works with a wide range opartners internationally and collaborates with intergovernmental organizations on measuringand communicating the economic value o peace.For more inormation visit:
www.economicsandpeace.org
 
Map: 2012 U.S. Peace Index Results..........................................................................4Map: Percentage Change in USPI Score (1991-2010)................................................5Executive Summary......................................................................................................6Methodology..................................................................................................................8
1. PEACE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Introduction................................................................................................................11National Level Indicator Trends..................................................................................13
2. THE 2012 UNITED STATES PEACE INDEX RESULTS
Results Table..............................................................................................................15Most & Least Peaceul, Risers & Fallers.......................................................................16Regional Analysis.......................................................................................................19
3. THE METROPOLITAN PEACE INDEX
Results Table...............................................................................................................23Peace at the Metropolitan Level.................................................................................25
4. CORRELATES OF PEACE
State Level Correlates.................................................................................................29 
- Education
....................................................................................................30 
- Health
..........................................................................................................31 
- Economic Opportunity 
................................................................................32 
- Civics & Demographics 
...............................................................................33 
- Social Capital 
..............................................................................................34
5. THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF VIOLENCE
The Cost o Violence to the U.S. Economy.................................................................36Total Cost o Violence..................................................................................................41Cost o Violence Per State...........................................................................................42
6. INCARCERATION AND VIOLENCE IN PRISONS
Incarceration in the United States...............................................................................44What Can Be Done?....................................................................................................46
APPENDICES
A: Reerences.............................................................................................................48B: Small Arms Proxy.....................................................................................................50C: Metropolitan Sources..............................................................................................51
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