The 2013 Global Peace Index results follow the pattern of the decrease of peace levels since 2008 (by 5% since). The nature of conflicts has drastically changed: interstate conflicts and hostilities have fallen but there has been a surge of interstate conflicts. The results show that that 110 states have become less peaceful and that 48 have become more so.
Among the highlights of this year's GPI:
- The levels of peace have drastically decreased in Côte d'Ivoire (due to post-2010 tensions) and in Burkina Faso (due to recurrent army mutinies).
- Libya has moved up three places in the global rankings as the uncertainty of the revolution is receding. Chad also continues to witness improvements after the end of its civil war in 2010, and has moved up four places as a result.
- The economic impact of containing violence cost $9.46 trillion in 2012, equivalent to 11% of global GDP and the double of the world's agricultural production.