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Latest Statistics Concerning Worldwide Christian Persecution


1 in 9 Christians worldwide experience high levels of persecution


4,136 Christians killed for faith-related reasons.


2,625 Christians detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned.


1,266 churches or Christian buildings attacked.


Top 10 Countries with Extreme, Very High, or High Persecution

= Extreme
= Very High
= High

Rank Country Level of Persecution
1 North Korea Extreme
2 Afghanistan Extreme
3 Somalia Extreme
4 Libya Extreme
5 Pakistan Extreme
6 Sudan Extreme
7 Eritrea Extreme
8 Yemen Extreme
9 Iran Extreme
10 India Extreme
11 Syria Extreme
12 Nigeria Very High
13 Iraq Very High
14 Maldives Very High
15 Saudi Arabia Very High
16 Egypt Very High
17 Uzbekistan Very High
18 Myanmar Very High
19 Laos Very High
20 Vietnam Very High
21 Central African Republic Very High
22 Algeria Very High
23 Turkmenistan Very High
24 Mali Very High
25 Mauritania Very High
26 Turkey Very High
27 China Very High
28 Ethiopia Very High
29 Tajikistan Very High
30 Indonesia Very High
31 Jordan Very High
32 Nepal Very High
33 Bhutan Very High
34 Kazakhstan Very High
35 Morocco Very High
36 Brunei Very High
37 Tunisia Very High
38 Qatar Very High
39 Mexico Very High
40 Kenya Very High
41 Russian Federation High
42 Malaysia High
43 Kuwait High
44 Oman High
45 United Arab Emirates High
46 Sri Lanka High
47 Colombia High
48 Bangladesh High
49 Palestinian Territories High
50 Azerbaijan High

Persecution on the Rise

So far in 2019, over 245 million Christians in the world experienced "high" levels of persecution for their faith.

14% higher than the previous year, which reported around 215 million.


Source:

International Institute for Religious Freedom
Retrieved At: https://www.iirf.eu/news/international-institute-for-religious-freedom-audits-world-watch-list/