Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Interesting statistic

I found myself reading "Assessment Guidelines for Counter Terrorism"-R. Hall and ran (rather quickly) into the following quote:

Historically, the risk of death from terrorism has been small relative to many other causes. The single largest cause of death in the United States – heart disease – produces as many fatalities in an average two-day period as all major acts of terrorism produced against the United States in the 1983 – 2005 period. Homicides in the United States produce a comparable number of deaths in a 3-month period.
I am a strong supporter of fighting terrorism, but judging from those numbers, we should be investing in ways to combat heart disease.

1 comment:

Sara said...

good quote...i think everyone should be checking their blood pressure at kroger!!... haha.