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The number of murders in 2001 was 15,980.
The 9 Sept 01 terror attacks killed 2,973.
Adding these raises the total killings to 18,953.
This is an increase of less than 20%.
There were more murders in 1995: 21,597.

Briefly:

Adding the 9/11 deaths to that year's murders raises the total by less than 20%.
There were more murders in 1995.

Quick, burn the Constitution!

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Here, "murders" = instances of "MURDER AND NONNEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER" from the FBI's uniform crime reports.

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by technopolitical on Fri Sep 1st, 2006 at 05:04:23 PM EST
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Deaths in road traffic accidents in the USA exceed 42,500 a year (incidentally in about 45th place in terms of per head of population).

Clearly it is time for Bush to declare a war on driving as a major killer of Americans.

by Londonbear on Sun Sep 3rd, 2006 at 09:19:09 PM EST
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