RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is the country where the population registers the highest degree of fear of violence, according to the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2021. The survey, prepared annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace, based in Australia, showed that almost 83% of Brazilians fear being victims of a violent crime.
In its 15th edition, the study also presents a ranking of 163 countries, classified according to the level of violence. This year, Brazil ranked 128th, behind other South American nations such as Chile (49), Ecuador (88) and even Bolivia (105).
"Brazil is the third least peaceful . . .