Interesting Firearm Death Statistic
Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, here is a sobering (and scary) statistic:
There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 40 months, and a total of 3,567 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.
The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 persons for the same period.
That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in Iraq.
Obvious conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.
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This article was published in the Freelancing.HK-News 53.