Verisk Maplecroft warns of 'unprecedented rise in civil unrest' in many countries

Published: Tuesday, 06 September 2022 09:59

Verisk Maplecroft says that the world is facing an unprecedented rise in civil unrest 'as governments of all stripes grapple with the impacts of inflation on the price of staple foods and energy', according to the latest edition of its Civil Unrest Index (CUI). The data, covering seven years, shows that the last quarter saw more countries witness an increase in risks from civil unrest than at any time since the Index was released. Out of 198 countries, 101 saw an increase in risk, compared with only 42 where the risk decreased.

Other key points from the Civil Unrest Index include:

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