Equatorial Guinea
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    Equatorial Guinea

    Capital

    Malabo

    Population

    1,308,974

    Area

    28,050 km²

    Coastline Length

    296 km

    Landborder Length

    528 km

    GDP total

    $13,317.45 million

    GDP per capita

    $10,173.96

    3.53

    Criminality Score

    49th of 54 African countries

    9th of 11 Central Africa countries

    Criminal Actors

    3.50

    Mafia-Style Groups

    1.00

    Criminal Networks

    2.50

    State-Embedded Actors

    9.00

    Foreign Actors

    1.50

    Criminal market

    3.55

    Human Trafficking

    3.50

    Human Smuggling

    2.00

    Arms Trafficking

    4.00

    Flora Crimes

    9.00

    Fauna Crimes

    4.00

    Non-renewable-resource crimes

    6.00

    Heroin Trade

    1.50

    Cocaine Trade

    1.00

    Cannabis Trade

    3.50

    Synthetic Drugs Trade

    1.00

    2.04

    Resilience Score

    48th of 54 African countries

    7th of 11 Central Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    1.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    1.00

    International Cooperation

    2.00

    National Policies and Laws

    5.50

    Judicial System and Detention

    2.00

    Law Enforcement

    2.00

    Territorial Integrity

    3.50

    Anti-Money Laundering

    1.50

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    1.50

    Victim and Witness Support

    1.00

    Prevention

    1.00

    Non-State Actors

    2.00

    2.04 3.50 3.55 2.04 3.50 3.55

    2.04

    Resilience Score

    48th of 54 African countries

    7th of 11 Central Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    1.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    1.00

    International Cooperation

    2.00

    National Policies and Laws

    5.50

    Judicial System and Detention

    2.00

    Law Enforcement

    2.00

    Territorial Integrity

    3.50

    Anti-Money Laundering

    1.50

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    1.50

    Victim and Witness Support

    1.00

    Prevention

    1.00

    Non-State Actors

    2.00

    Equatorial Guinea ranks 49th in the Index and 9th out of the 11 countries in Central Africa, suggesting that it has some of the lowest overall criminality levels on the continent.

    The country’s scores for criminal markets and criminal actors are both relatively and equally low in comparison to other African countries, suggesting neither component is disproportionately driving the criminality score. Most criminal markets are considered as either non-existent or having little influence on society. However, flora crimes in Equatorial Guinea have a score of 9, indicating a severe negative influence on nearly all parts of society – largely due to unsustainable logging practices, of which 100% is thought to be illegal. Moreover, illegal oil-related activities are common, leading non-renewable resource crimes to be scored at 6. There is a large disparity in the influence of different criminal actors in Equatorial Guinea. State-embedded actors are by far the most influential, scoring 9. Under resilience, in 48th place Equatorial Guinea ranks as one of Africa’s least-resilient states, with only two resilience indicators exceeding a score of 2. High levels of government involvement in criminal activity, and the profits the government makes from these illicit markets, mean there is little incentive for the state apparatus to combat organised crime in the country.

    Analyses

    Civil society key in fighting IFFs

    Financial crimes are rife in West and Central Africa, but a more active civil society can change that.

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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.