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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011 12:02 am | Updated: 1:20 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

• Editor's Note: For our complete coverage of the Sept. 11 events, visit newsminer.com/sept11

2,977: Total victims of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

3: Victims added to the official toll who died because of dust exposure.

343: Firefighters from New York departments killed at the World Trade Center.

60:Police officers killed at the World Trade Center.

125.5:

Miles of fire hose that had to be replaced.

17,400:

Approximate number of workers at the World Trade Center when the planes hit.

18: People who escaped from inside or above the south tower impact zone.

0: People who escaped from inside or above the north tower impact zone.

2.3: Magnitude, on the Richter scale, of the seismic impact of the north tower’s collapse.

62: Times emergency dispatchers said “Stay where you are” to callers in the towers.

52: Times they said “We’re on the way.”

86.2: Percentage increase in blood donations nationwide, comparing the 20 days before Sept. 11 with the 20 days after.

93: Nationalities of victims.

8: Months before Sept. 11 that Mohamed Atta, the lead hijacker, was readmitted to the country after overstaying his visa.

25: Days before Sept. 11 that Zacarias Moussaoui, the 20th hijacker, was arrested on immigration charges.

29.9 million: Ounces of silver recovered from a Bank of Nova Scotia vault below the towers.

6,579: Airline passengers and crew members stranded in Gander, Newfoundland, after flights were grounded.

26: Hours after the north tower’s collapse that the last survivor was pulled from the rubble.

300: Approximate number of search and rescue dogs deployed at the World Trade Center, Fresh Kills landfill and the Pentagon.

7: Days passed before Christie Whitman, the EPA administrator, said the air in New York was “safe to breathe.”

99: Days passed before Gov. George E. Pataki declared the fires had been extinguished.

261: Days passed before last piece of steel, a 58-ton segment of column, was carted away.

6,204: American military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan operations.

141: Military women killed.

2,300: American contractors killed.

144,000: Service members in either country as of Aug. 25, 2011.

1,192: Foreign coalition forces killed.

18,678: Iraqi and Afghan security forces killed.

102,339: Minimum number of Iraqi civilians killed, including by other Iraqis, according to Iraq Body Count.

172 million: Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) sent to personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

$1,645: Monthly pay for an Army private, with $225 additional for combat.

779: Detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2002.

14: Percentage of former Guantanamo detainees who returned to terrorist activity.

1: Former Guantanamo detainees who have been tried in the United States.

38,144: Green cards issued to immigrants from Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Egypt in fiscal year 2001.

23,695: Number issued in fiscal year 2002.

63,290: Number issued in fiscal year 2010.

5: Years since the Homeland Security threat level was last raised.

26 million: Lighters confiscated at airports in the three years they were banned.

40,000: Plastic bins with advertising at airport screening stations.

58: Defendants convicted since 9/11 in New York City’s federal courthouses in cases directly related to global terrorism.

16,000: Names on the “no-fly” list.

677,539: Care packages sent to American troops by Operation Gratitude.

80,680: Service members treated for post-traumatic stress disorder.

1,316: American war amputees.

538,000: Veterans using the post-9/11 GI Bill.

21,817: World Trade Center human remains recovered.

9,006: Remains never matched to a victim.

1,121: Victims never identified through remains.

$2.08 million: Average government settlement for families of those killed.

13,065: Minimum number of people found to have 9/11-related asthma and other lower respiratory ailments.

10,320: Minimum found to have 9/11-related PTSD and other mental illnesses.

3,000: Estimated number of children who lost a parent on 9/11.

21: 9/11-related life insurance claims investigated by the frauds bureau of the New York State Insurance Department.

17: Children of firefighters killed who later joined the fire department.

2: Children of police officers killed who later joined the police department.

40,000: Minimum number of items left behind as tributes at Shanksville, Pa.

408: New York City streets co-named for 9/11 victims.

$20 billion: Federal aid for Lower Manhattan cleanup and reconstruction.

1,200: Communities that have received or will receive a piece of World Trade Center steel.

7.5: Tons of World Trade Center steel incorporated into the USS New York.

$675: Average cost, per square foot, to build office space in New York City.

$1,000: Cost per square foot of 1 World Trade Center.

186: Height, in feet, of the tower’s fortified concrete base.

12.5 million: Square feet of office space at the World Trade Center on Sept. 10, 2001.

11.7 million: Square feet if all six planned office buildings are constructed.

34,420: Population of Lower Manhattan in 2000.

60,978: Population in 2010.

5.1 million: International tourists visiting New York in 2002.

9.7 million: International tourists in 2010.

1.6 billion: World Muslim population.

2.6 million: Muslims in the United States.

6.2 million: Projected Muslim population of the United States, 2030.

1: Broadcast season of “Arabs Got Talent.”

2: Muslims in the U.S. House of Representatives.

5: Cable markets in the United States where Al-Jazeera English is available.

36: Newborns named Osama in the United States in 2001.

55: Newborns named Osama from 2002 to 2009.

93: Percentage of Muslim Americans who believe their fellow Muslims are loyal to the United States.

48: Percentage who believe they have experienced racial or religious discrimination in the past year.

25: Percentage of Americans who say they harbor negative feelings toward Muslims because of 9/11.

2: Countries that have barred women from wearing facial veils in public (Belgium and France).

$4: Cost of “Freedom Fries” at Geno’s Steaks in Philadelphia.

2006: Year the U.S. House of Representatives cafeteria returned to calling them French fries.

2005: Year “jihadist” was added to the Merriam-Webster College Dictionary.

2009: Year “waterboarding” was added.

4: Months the release of “Collateral Damage” was postponed because it featured a terrorist bombing in Los Angeles.

150: Songs (e.g. “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” “Jump”) that Clear Channel deemed “lyrically questionable” after 9/11.

2: Baseball teams that still regularly play “God Bless America” in the seventh-inning stretch (Yankees and Dodgers).

2.2 million: Sales of “The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen’s 9/11-themed album.

151,898: Commemorative 10th anniversary coins, $56.95 apiece, sold by the U.S. Mint.

13,641: Sales in North America of “Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11.”

15: Days after 9/11 that the Todd M. Beamer Memorial Foundation sought a trademark for the phrase “Let’s roll.”

50: Approximate number of free 9/11 tattoos that Daredevil Tattoo on the Lower East Side gave firefighters in the first year.

— The New York Times

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