South Sudan
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    South Sudan

    Capital

    Juba

    Population

    10,975,920

    Area

    619,745 km²

    Landborder Length

    6,018 km

    GDP total

    $3,930.00 million

    GDP per capita

    $358.06

    GINI Index

    46.3

    6.40

    Criminality Score

    4th of 54 African countries

    1st of 9 East Africa countries

    Criminal Actors

    7.75

    Mafia-Style Groups

    6.50

    Criminal Networks

    8.00

    State-Embedded Actors

    8.50

    Foreign Actors

    8.00

    Criminal market

    5.05

    Human Trafficking

    7.00

    Human Smuggling

    4.00

    Arms Trafficking

    8.00

    Flora Crimes

    8.00

    Fauna Crimes

    6.50

    Non-renewable-resource crimes

    8.00

    Heroin Trade

    2.00

    Cocaine Trade

    1.00

    Cannabis Trade

    5.00

    Synthetic Drugs Trade

    1.00

    1.50

    Resilience Score

    52nd of 54 African countries

    8th of 9 East Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    1.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    1.00

    International Cooperation

    1.00

    National Policies and Laws

    2.00

    Judicial System and Detention

    2.50

    Law Enforcement

    1.00

    Territorial Integrity

    2.00

    Anti-Money Laundering

    1.00

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    1.50

    Victim and Witness Support

    1.00

    Prevention

    1.00

    Non-State Actors

    2.50

    1.50 7.75 5.05 1.50 7.75 5.05

    1.50

    Resilience Score

    52nd of 54 African countries

    8th of 9 East Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    1.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    1.00

    International Cooperation

    1.00

    National Policies and Laws

    2.00

    Judicial System and Detention

    2.50

    Law Enforcement

    1.00

    Territorial Integrity

    2.00

    Anti-Money Laundering

    1.00

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    1.50

    Victim and Witness Support

    1.00

    Prevention

    1.00

    Non-State Actors

    2.50

    South Sudan ranks 4th in the Index, with one of the highest criminality scores on the continent.

    High scores across the criminal actor types in particular drive the overall high ranking, though the country also has two criminal markets in the environmental sector that are assessed as having an extremely negative influence on society. The interrelationship between illicit markets that finance armed groups and political corruption in a weak, consolidating state, as well as spillover impacts in the wider region, generally lead to the high criminality score. South Sudan rank 52nd in Africa for resilience, which reflects extremely low levels of resilience to organised crime, driven predominantly by weak institutions, high levels of corruption and ongoing conflict in the country.

    Analyses

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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.