Whilst vigilantism can easily be regarded as a unique American phenomenon – and indeed, as far as America goes, the nation’s vigilante activity and history is markedly different to that of any other country – it is NOT a phenomenon relegated only to the US.
This page is dedicated to wider forms of vigilantism throughout the world, and will both comparatively and demonstratively show how the topic plays out in and effects other nations. Many countries are synonymous with vigilantism for different reasons and ‘types’ to the American approach, such as Northern Ireland, Mexico, and South Africa, to name but a few. All of these countries and more will be discussed herein – when one can understand wider trends, patterns, attitudes and practices, one can see the common fears and anxieties of collective humanity, and their possible solutions. See below for links and reports as they come in, arranged by continent.