The View From 1776
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
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 York City———-7.5
U.S. troops in Iraq:
Hostile Fire————-366.4 (total hostile fire deaths 1,693)