The View From 1776

My Numbers Were Wrong

Apologies for a blunder.

The statistics posted in We’ve Lost the War in New Orleans, DC, and Detroit were wrong, because I used numbers for U. S. cities that were murders per 100,000, but for U.S. casualties in Iraq, I calculated rates per 1,000 average troops deployed.

The corrected numbers are the following:

Murders per 100,000 population:

New Orleans————53.1
?Washington, DC—-45.8
?New York City———-7.5

U.S. troops in Iraq:

All causes——————465.8

Hostile Fire————-366.4 (total hostile fire deaths 1,693)