Septemebr 12

By Hal Canary, 2006-09-12 08:52:16 (link)
#politics

Number dead as a result of 2001 September 11 Hijackings: 2,973

Number dead as a result of Iraq War: 65,000+

Number dead as a result of Traffic Accidents in US in 2005 alone: 43,443

Update 2006-09-18: Ryan Singel says it much better here:

With that in mind, here's a handy ranking of the various dangers confronting America, based on the number of mortalities in each category throughout the 11-year period spanning 1995 through 2005 (extrapolated from best available data).

S E V E R E
Driving off the road: 254,419
Falling: 146,542
Accidental poisoning: 140,327
H I G H
Dying from work: 59,730
Walking down the street: 52,000.
Accidentally drowning: 38,302
E L E V A T E D
Killed by the flu: 19,41
Dying from a hernia: 16,742
G U A R D E D
Accidental firing of a gun: 8,536
Electrocution: 5,171
L O W
Being shot by law enforcement: 3,949
Terrorism: 3147
Carbon monoxide in products: 1,554

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