A map of the most lawless countries in the world

Venezuela is the most lawless country in the world according to the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2016.

The 2016 edition covered 113 countries and jursidictions, evaluating over 100,000 household and expert surveys to measure the rule of law across 44 indicators.

Western Europe and North America accounted for eight of the top 10 most lawful places in the index, which Denmark topped.

View the interactive map, below for an overview:

Norway and Finland followed Denmark at the top of the index, while the UK placed tenth.

At the other end of the spectrum, Venezuela was the weakest performer in the index, while the South Asia region obtained the lowest scores on average.

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