9/11 by the numbers

Summing up 10 years with statistics


Approximate number of people who died as a direct result of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the plane crash in Pennsylvania on 9/11


Number of U.S. troops who have died so far in Iraq


Number of U.S. troops who have died so far in the Afghanistan war


Estimated total number of people who have died as a result of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

1.8 million

Number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

3.5 million

Number of Iraqis who were either displaced internally or sought refuge outside their country since the 2003 invasion

$1.4 trillion

Estimated cost of war funding since 9/11 terror attacks, according to the Congressional research service

$3.7 trillion to

$4.4 trillion

Amount researchers at Brown University estimate has been the total war-related expenses for the U.S. government since 9/11

$200 billion

Amount of interest paid so far on money borrowed to fund post-9/11 wars

$5.6 trillion

Total amount of U.S. government debt in 2001

$14.6 trillion

Current U.S. debt


Number of U.S. personnel currently serving in Iraq


Amount it costs per year to station just one soldier in Iraq

$6.6 billion

Amount of taxpayer money earmarked for Iraq reconstruction that remains unaccounted for, i.e. stolen


U.S. personnel currently serving in Afghanistan

$20.2 billion

Amount it costs to provide air conditioning to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq annually


Percent of news coverage devoted to Iraq war in 2010


Percent of news coverage devoted to Afghanistan war in 2010

$37.7 billion

Amount of annual funding the Department of Homeland Security received when it was created in 2001

$71.6 billion

Amount expected to be spent by U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012

$649 billion

Amount the U.S. government has spent on Homeland Security since 9/11

$1 trillion

Estimated amount the U.S. government and private companies have spent on enhanced homeland security measures since 9/11

1.25 million

Number of American troops that have returned home after serving in Afghanistan and/or Iraq


Number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have been treated at department of Veteran Affairs medical facilities since returning home

$32.6 million

Amount spent so far providing care to these vets

$600 billion to

$1 trillion

Projected amount that will be spent providing medical care to Iraq and Afghanistan vets over the next 40 years.

2 million

Total number of American children with a military parent who was sent to either Afghanistan or Iraq


Estimated number of those children likely to become clinically depressed


Number of weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq since the 2003 invasion

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