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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 1/5/2006 5:15:13 PM EDT
some interesting statistics:

If you consider that the reserve have been an average of 160,000 troops in the
Iraq theater of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of
2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000. That means that you are
about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which
has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in

Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington D.C.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:22:09 PM EDT
well thats interesting?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:23:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 6:28:40 AM EDT by dtarbox]
I thought this sounded like a wonderful statistic, but I figured I would check it out before throwing our any numbers around the watercooler at work.

You might want to check your math. You are comparing a deaths per MONTH per 100,000 in iraq versus deaths per YEAR per 100,000 in DC. The numbers I calculated (on a per month basis are):

60 for iraq
3 for DC (based on 2005 numbers)

Sorry to rain on your parade but the engineer in me came out.

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:36:29 AM EDT
That is not correct. The total deaths in IRAQ is 2,000+. Not per month.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:55:17 AM EDT
the major thing that I see possibly wrong with this (I didnt write it, just regurgitated it) is that it gives 160k for our # of guys there. The problem is that we have 160k AT ANY ONE TIME. In the three years we have been there, we have rotated a great number of guys in and out, so 160k is probably more like 250k different individuals on paid vacation there through the course of the year. That would drop the yearly death rate even lower.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:04:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 7:06:56 PM EDT by AZATHOTH777]
22 months in iraq?

dc, how much time?

sorry.. i really want it to be good....
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