Vision of Humanity released the second United States Peace Index (USPI). The 2012 USPI provides a comprehensive assessment of U.S. peacefulness at the state and city levels.
The 2012 USPI has found that the U.S. is more peaceful now than at any time in the last 20 years; since 1991 there has been a substantial and sustained reduction in direct violence across the United States.
Discover peacefulness at the state and city levels on the new USPI interactive maps
The USPI is the only nation-wide measurement of crime and its costs to the 50 states and is based on an analysis of homicide, violent crime, policing, incarceration rates and availability of small arms data.
Metropolitan Peace Index (MPI)
The 2012 USPI includes a Metropolitan Peace Index (MPI) ranking the 61 most populous metropolitan areas according to their peacefulness. The goal of the MPI is to provide a localised view of peace within America.
The USPI report provides a detailed analysis of the socio-economic measures that are associated with peace as well as estimates of the costs of violence and the economic benefits that would flow from increases in peace. The report also includes a detailed description of the methodology, results tables, regional analysis, correlates of peace and more.
The USPI will be launched in Washington D.C. on Tuesday the 24th of April with a panel discussion on the implications of the U.S. Peace Index on the U.S. economy and budget. Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large for The Atlantic, will moderate the panel.
Join them in New York
The Social Science Research Council is hosting a discussion around the launch of the USPI on the social and economic impact of violence in the U.S. The panel for the discussion includes the Co-Directors of Measure of America, the Principal of CityEconomist and Steve the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace.