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Death in Baghdad.

Death in Baghdad

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
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
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
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
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
Number of journalists killed in reprisals for their work,
worldwide, in 2002                                                  19
Number of journalists killed in Iraq in 2003                        13

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.


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Title Annotation:Matters of Scale
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Geographic Code:7IRAQ
Date:Sep 1, 2004
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