Matters of Scale - Death in Baghdad

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Number of homicides per 100,000 people in the city of Baghdad during the first 12 months of the U.S. occupation (May 2003–April 2004)
76.0
Number of homicides per 100,000 in New York City
7.5
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Number of violent deaths of Iraqis recorded by the Baghdad morgue per month, in 2002
14
Number recorded by the same morgue during the first 12 months of the U.S. occupation
357
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Number of violent deaths of Iraqis recorded by the Karbala city morgue (Iraq) per month in 2002
1
Number recorded per month by the same morgue in the first 12 months of the U.S. occupation
35
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Number of U.S. military deaths that had been sustained as of the day President Bush declared "mission accomplished"
139
Number as of one year after the "mission accomplished" declaration
over 800
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Number of Americans killed on their own soil, in combat with the British during the Revolutionary War
4,435
Number of Iraqis killed on their own soil, in combat with the Americans during "Operation Iraqi Freedom"
over 10,000
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Number of journalists killed in reprisals for their work, worldwide, in 2002
19
Number of journalists killed in Iraq in 2003
13
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Sources: Homicides in Baghdad: Kais Hassan, Director of Statistics, Baghdad Medical Institute; violent deaths before and during the U.S. occupation: Associated Press survey of morgues in Karbala, Kirkuk, and Tikrit, 2004; U.S. military deaths: Daniel Cooney, Associated Press, quoted in www.worldrevolution.org, May 23, 2004; journalists killed: Committee to Protect Journalists, 2004 News Alert, www.cpj.org.