According to the Global Peace Index (GPI) Report, Nepal is the safest place to live in South Asia, after Bhutan. The Report, released by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace, indicated that Nepal has been gradually turning into a safer place as peace indicators in the Himalayan country have improved considerably.
The GPI 2014 report ranks Nepal in the 76th place with a GPI score of 1.99. The country was ranked 95in 2011. According to the report, Nepal scored 1.8 of 5 points at the level of militarization while 2.5 and 1.4 marks on society and security, respectively. Nepal has been included in GPI since 2009. The Index had listed 149 countries in 2010 and 153 in 2011, 158 in 2012 and 2013. The data is collected from a wide range of sources, including the International Institute of Strategic Studies, the World Bank, various UN Agencies, peace institutes and the EIU.