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Numbers: Apr. 9, 2007

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Number of murders per every 100,000 people in Nevada, which has been ranked, for the fourth year in a row, as the state with the highest murder rate in the country. The national average is 5.6


Rise in Nevada’s population between July 2005 and July 2006, the nation’s second fastest-growing state over that period


$16 billion

Estimated savings from cheaper ticket prices that airline passengers would see as a result of an “open skies” aviation deal aimed at liberalizing transatlantic travel

3.5 million

Estimated tons of additional CO2 emissions the “open skies” deal would create annually. Weeks before agreeing to the airline deal, European leaders had pledged to cut overall greenhouse-gas emissions 20% by 2020


31 million

Estimated number of U.S. households that do not have Internet access and do not intend to subscribe to an Internet service over the next 12 months. 44% of these households say they don’t feel they have any need for the Internet


Percentage of U.S. Web users who say the Internet played a major role as they helped another person cope with a major illness


2 million

Estimated number of Iraqis who have fled Iraq because of the war–nearly 10% of the country’s prewar population


Number of Iraqis the U.S. is planning to admit as immigrants this year

Sources: Morgan Quitno Press; U.S. Census Bureau; BBC; the Guardian; Reuters; Pew Internet Center; U.N.; the Economist

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