Ghana: Genocide Risk Rate, by year
Year bracketRisk rate,
in %
2023-20240.2
2022-20230.7
2021-20221.1
2020-20210.7
2019-20200.8
2018-20191.0
2017-20181.0
  • Region: Ghana
  • Time period: 2017 to 2024
  • Published: Mar 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Apr 9, 2024 | Published by: Statistico | About Us / Data / Analysis

Decline in Genocide Risk from 2021-2022 to 2023-2024

Ghana's risk rate of genocide has shown a significant decline, dropping from 1.1% in 2021-2022 to 0.2% in 2023-2024. This reduction indicates a robust improvement in factors potentially mitigating such risks within the country over the last three years.

Comparison with the Previous Year

The risk rate of genocide in Ghana has decreased by more than 70%, from 0.7% in 2022-2023 to 0.2% in 2023-2024. This recent decrease highlights the country's ongoing efforts to maintain peace and security.

Historical Peak in 2021-2022

The year bracket 2021-2022 recorded the highest risk rate of genocide at 1.1%, marking a concerning peak over the seven-year span. This period stands out as a critical point for intervention and analysis.

Stability in Risk Rate between 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

Between the years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, Ghana experienced a stable genocide risk rate of 1.0%. This stability suggests a period of consistent risk factors before the subsequent fluctuations.

Analysis of Fluctuations Over Seven Years

Over the seven-year period, the risk rate of genocide in Ghana has fluctuated, reaching its lowest at 0.2% in 2023-2024 and peaking at 1.1% in 2021-2022. These fluctuations may reflect changes in political, social, and economic conditions within the country.

Recent Years Witness Most Significant Reduction

The most significant reduction in genocide risk has been observed in the transition from 2021-2022 to 2023-2024, highlighting the effectiveness of measures taken in the most recent years. This period marks the most notable improvement in the country's risk profile.

Overview of Risk Reduction Trend

Analyzing the entire dataset reveals a downward trend in the risk rate of genocide in Ghana, from an average of 1.0% in the earlier years to 0.2% in the latest year bracket. This trend underscores a positive trajectory towards minimizing such risks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How has Ghana's genocide risk rate changed in recent years?

Ghana's genocide risk rate has significantly decreased, dropping from 1.1% in 2021-2022 to 0.2% in 2023-2024.

What was the highest genocide risk rate recorded in Ghana within the last seven years?

The highest risk rate of genocide in Ghana was recorded at 1.1% in 2021-2022.

Terms and Definitions

Genocide is a term used to describe a premeditated and systematic campaign to exterminate or harm an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group in part or in whole. This can include mass killings, forced population displacement, restrictions on cultural customs or traditions, and other forms of physical and psychological harm or abuse.

The Genocide Risk Rate is a measure used to assess the potential risk of occurrence of genocide within a given geographical area over a specific time frame. This is evaluated based on a range of factors, including political stability, ethnic tensions, history of violence, strength of democratic institutions, and respect for human rights.

Prevention refers to efforts and measures taken to decrease or eliminate the likelihood of a detrimental event from happening. In the context of genocide, prevention strategies might include initiatives to promote interethnic understanding and cooperation, strengthening democratic institutions, ensuring respect for human rights, and conflict resolution efforts.

An Early Warning System is a set of procedures and resources in place to detect early signs of potential disasters or crisis situations, allowing for more effective prevention and mitigation efforts. In relation to genocide, such systems would involve monitoring indicators of escalating ethnic tension, mass violence, or patterns of systematic discrimination and abuse.
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