Southern Africa
x

Southern Africa

Population

173,613,198

Area

5,247,721 km²

GDP total

$515,289.08 million

Countries

Botswana, Comoros, eSwatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

4.44

Criminality Score

5th of 5 African regions

Criminal Actors

4.82

Mafia-Style Groups

2.62

Criminal Networks

5.12

State-Embedded Actors

5.65

Foreign Actors

5.88

Criminal market

4.05

Human Trafficking

4.08

Human Smuggling

3.12

Arms Trafficking

3.88

Flora Crimes

4.19

Fauna Crimes

5.69

Non-renewable-resource crimes

4.46

Heroin Trade

4.88

Cocaine Trade

2.50

Cannabis Trade

4.19

Synthetic Drugs Trade

3.54

4.27

Resilience Score

1st of 5 African regions

Political Leadership and Governance

4.62

Government Transparency and Accountability

4.12

International Cooperation

4.50

National Policies and Laws

5.38

Judicial System and Detention

4.27

Law Enforcement

4.35

Territorial Integrity

4.42

Anti-Money Laundering

4.46

Economic Regulatory Environment

4.31

Victim and Witness Support

2.77

Prevention

2.88

Non-State Actors

5.12

4.27 4.82 4.05 4.27 4.82 4.05

Southern Africa, comprising 13 countries, was found to be the lowest-scoring region in Africa for criminality, with the regional averages for criminality (4.44), criminal markets (4.05) and criminal actors (4.82) the lowest of the five regions.

Just as the region is the best-performing region with regards to criminality, Southern Africa also has the highest average resilience score on the continent.

Cabo Verde

Capital

Praia

Population

543,767

Area

4,030 km²

Coastline Length

965 km

GDP total

$1,986.93 million

GDP per capita

$3,654.01

GINI Index

47.2

3.74

Criminality Score

45th of 54 African countries

15th of 15 West Africa countries

Criminal Actors

3.88

Mafia-Style Groups

3.00

Criminal Networks

3.50

State-Embedded Actors

2.00

Foreign Actors

7.00

Criminal market

3.60

Human Trafficking

2.50

Human Smuggling

1.50

Arms Trafficking

2.50

Flora Crimes

3.00

Fauna Crimes

5.00

Non-renewable-resource crimes

1.00

Heroin Trade

4.50

Cocaine Trade

6.50

Cannabis Trade

5.00

Synthetic Drugs Trade

4.50

6.54

Resilience Score

1st of 54 African countries

1st of 15 West Africa countries

Political Leadership and Governance

7.50

Government Transparency and Accountability

6.50

International Cooperation

8.00

National Policies and Laws

7.00

Judicial System and Detention

7.00

Law Enforcement

7.00

Territorial Integrity

7.50

Anti-Money Laundering

6.50

Economic Regulatory Environment

6.00

Victim and Witness Support

3.50

Prevention

6.00

Non-State Actors

6.00

6.54 3.88 3.60 6.54 3.88 3.60

Cabo Verde is ranked 45th in the Index, placing it in the ten countries with the lowest levels of criminality, and with low scores in many criminal markets.

The country has a low overall criminality score, with most markets and actors not deemed as exerting a significant negative impact on society. The most significant issues reported are the trafficking, consumption and limited production of narcotics such as cocaine, cannabis and synthetic drugs. Although environmental crimes score relatively well, experts noted with concern growing levels of some fauna crimes. The only established criminal actors in Cabo Verde are foreign actors, who score 7, owing to their involvement in the drugs trade. Cabo Verde is ranked as the most resilient nation in Africa, scoring above 6 in all but one of the building blocks of resilience. The government has a coherent strategy to combat organised crime, in particular the consumption and trafficking of narcotics, which is a high priority in Cabo Verde. Strong international cooperation, freedom of press, and low levels corruption are some of the areas in which Cabo Verde scores highly.

For a better experience, please rotate your device.

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.