Out of 131 nations, the U.S. ranked 17th overall on the Global Property Rights Index.
The U.S. finished 23rd in the legal and political environment subcategory, 22nd in physical property rights, and tied for second in intellectual property rights.
At the same time, it was reported: "From 2009 to 2013, the overall IPRI score in the United States decreased by 1.3%. The period 2012 to 2013 was the first time that the IPRI score for the United States improved."
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