The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently published its annual Global Competitiveness Report, which looks at dozens of measures of economic and institutional health to compile a ranking of countries.
One of the subcategories used by the WEF is the prevalence of organised crime — listed under the “security” index. Extortion, racketeering, theft, violence, and property damage are all factors that could hold back a country’s development.
We took a look at the worst performers on the list. The majority of countries with the worst gang problems are in south and central America but there is one European country that makes the list.
Each country is given a score from 1 to 7 indicating how bad the problem is. 1 indicates that it’s a big problem that imposes huge costs; 7 means no problem at all.
Here are the fifteen countries with the worst gang problems: