Liberia
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    Liberia

    Capital

    Monrovia

    Population

    4,818,977

    Area

    96,320 km²

    Coastline Length

    579 km

    Landborder Length

    1,667 km

    GDP total

    $3,249.00 million

    GDP per capita

    $674.21

    GINI Index

    35.3

    4.84

    Criminality Score

    30th of 54 African countries

    11th of 15 West Africa countries

    Criminal Actors

    4.13

    Mafia-Style Groups

    1.00

    Criminal Networks

    5.50

    State-Embedded Actors

    6.00

    Foreign Actors

    4.00

    Criminal market

    5.55

    Human Trafficking

    6.00

    Human Smuggling

    3.00

    Arms Trafficking

    6.50

    Flora Crimes

    7.00

    Fauna Crimes

    6.00

    Non-renewable-resource crimes

    7.00

    Heroin Trade

    5.50

    Cocaine Trade

    5.00

    Cannabis Trade

    6.50

    Synthetic Drugs Trade

    3.00

    3.83

    Resilience Score

    27th of 54 African countries

    10th of 15 West Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    4.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    3.00

    International Cooperation

    5.50

    National Policies and Laws

    4.50

    Judicial System and Detention

    3.50

    Law Enforcement

    4.00

    Territorial Integrity

    4.00

    Anti-Money Laundering

    3.50

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    4.00

    Victim and Witness Support

    1.00

    Prevention

    2.50

    Non-State Actors

    6.00

    3.83 4.13 5.55 3.83 4.13 5.55

    3.83

    Resilience Score

    27th of 54 African countries

    10th of 15 West Africa countries

    Political Leadership and Governance

    4.50

    Government Transparency and Accountability

    3.00

    International Cooperation

    5.50

    National Policies and Laws

    4.50

    Judicial System and Detention

    3.50

    Law Enforcement

    4.00

    Territorial Integrity

    4.00

    Anti-Money Laundering

    3.50

    Economic Regulatory Environment

    4.00

    Victim and Witness Support

    1.00

    Prevention

    2.50

    Non-State Actors

    6.00

    Liberia is ranked 30th in the Index, scoring marginally better than the continental average for criminality.

    Unlike many African countries, the criminal markets in Liberia are more pervasive than criminal actors are influential. Indeed, many criminal markets in the country have a significant influence, none more so than the environmental-crime markets, with both illicit flora and non-renewables scoring 7, owing largely to illegal deforestation, and rampant diamond and gold smuggling. The high levels of cannabis production and consumption are also a worrying sign for Liberia, as is the arms trafficking market. Criminal networks, armed and violent, and state-embedded actors were judged as the most established and pervasive criminal actors, scoring 5.5 and 6, respectively. With regard to resilience, while Liberia’s score is level with the continental average, most of the indicators score between just 2.5 and 4.5. This is because, although civil-society organisations play an active and positive role in the country, and there are high levels of international cooperation, significant issues remain in the fight against organised crime. Notably, high levels of corruption and insufficient funding have limited the effectiveness of Liberian institutions in combating organised crime, while support provided to victims and witnesses is non-existent.

    Analyses

    Évaluation stratégique de la criminalité organisée dans la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest 2018

    Les syndicats du crime restent très connectés au-delà des frontières en Afrique de l'Ouest et sont actifs sur un certain nombre de marchés illicites.

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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.