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By the Numbers

 

50,000

 

Number of New Orleans homes, 27 percent, that remain vacant five years after Hurricane Katrina

 

100,000

 

Number of the city’s residents who didn’t return after Hurricane Katrina

 

25

 

Percent drop in the population of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina

 

16,047

 

Number of homicides in Venezuela in 2009

 

16,272

 

Number of homicides in the United States in 2008

 

4,644

 

Civilian deaths from violence in Iraq in 2009

 

303

 

Number of people shot in Chicago in July; 33 died

 

141

 

Miles of marked, on-street bike lanes in Chicago

 

12,000

 

Number of public bike racks in Chicago

 

Sources: http://www.disastercenter.com; National Geographic Traveler; Iraq Body Count; New York Times