Guinea-Bissau
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    Guinea-Bissau

    Capital

    Bissau

    Population

    1,874,309

    Area

    28,120 km²

    Coastline Length

    350 km

    Landborder Length

    762 km

    GDP total

    $1,458.16 million

    GDP per capita

    $777.97

    GINI Index

    50.7

    4.99

    Criminality Score

    24th of 54 African countries

    8th of 15 West Africa countries

    Criminal market

    4.35

    Human Trafficking

    3.00

    Human Smuggling

    2.50

    Arms Trafficking

    4.50

    Flora Crimes

    8.00

    Fauna Crimes

    5.50

    Non-Renewable Resources Crimes

    1.00

    Heroin Trade

    5.00

    Cocaine Trade

    7.00

    Cannabis Trade

    5.00

    Synthetic Drugs Trade

    2.00

    Criminal Actors

    5.63

    Mafia-Style Groups

    1.50

    Criminal Networks

    7.50

    State-Embedded Actors

    7.50

    Foreign Actors

    6.00

    2.67

    State Resilience Score

    42nd of 54 African countries

    14th of 15 West Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    2.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    2.00

    International Cooperation

    4.00

    National Policies and Laws

    4.00

    Judicial System and Detention

    3.00

    Law Enforcement

    3.50

    Territorial Integrity

    3.00

    Anti-Money Laundering

    2.50

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    1.50

    Victim and Witness Support

    1.00

    Prevention

    1.00

    Non-State Actors

    4.00

    2.67 5.63 4.35 2.67 5.63 4.35

    2.67

    State Resilience Score

    42nd of 54 African countries

    14th of 15 West Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    2.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    2.00

    International Cooperation

    4.00

    National Policies and Laws

    4.00

    Judicial System and Detention

    3.00

    Law Enforcement

    3.50

    Territorial Integrity

    3.00

    Anti-Money Laundering

    2.50

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    1.50

    Victim and Witness Support

    1.00

    Prevention

    1.00

    Non-State Actors

    4.00

    Guinea-Bissau is ranked 24th for criminality in the Index, with a score of 4.99, at almost exactly the African average.

    The country’s scores for criminal markets fluctuate greatly, the most pervasive and established of which are flora crimes and the cocaine trade. Additionally, the markets for other illicit narcotics were deemed as moderately influential, owing in large part to the smuggling of cannabis and heroin through Guinea-Bissau. The country’s criminal actors score is considerably higher than its criminal markets score, with criminal networks, state-embedded actors and foreign actors all scoring a 6 or above. The entrenched relationship between international criminal networks and the country’s political-military elites is of particular concern. With regard to resilience, Guinea-Bissau score poorly, ranking 42nd in Africa, with no indicator score exceeding 4. Chronic political instability and a weak government have meant that little progress has been made in the fight against organised crime. Moreover, government involvement in organised crime, insufficient arrangements to help victims or witnesses, and the state’s extremely ineffective criminal-justice system and economic regulatory environment are among the many obstacles that currently blight Guinea-Bissau.

    Analyses

    Victimes de la traite en Guinée-Bissau et forcées de mendier au Sénégal

    Sous le prétexte d’une éducation religieuse gratuite, des milliers d’enfants deviennent des esclaves dans les rues du Sénégal.

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    The criminal markets score is represented by the pyramid base size and the criminal actors score is represented by the pyramid height, on a scale ranging from 1 to 10. The resilience score is represented by the panel height, which can be identified by the side of the panel.