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The Cost of 9/11

Agnus-Dei Farrant |
September 11, 2011 | 11:50 a.m. PDT

Assistant News Editor

The consequent statistics of the 9/11 terror attacks and resulting wars continue to be tallied. The number of lives lost, individuals affected and monetary costs create a string of numbers that intertwines itself across the globe.

Here is just a small portion of that string:



$10.5 billion: Funding through 2020 for ailing 9/11 responders and volunteers resulting from the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. The bill was named after James Zadroga, a New York Police Department detective who died of 9/11-related illnesses.

$247 billion: Revenue growth for airlines between 2001 and 2010.

2,973: Estimated number of 9/11 attack fatalities.

343: New York City Fire Department fatalities. The largest loss of life of any emergency response agency in history.

37: Port Authority Police Department fatalities. The largest loss of life of any police force.

23: New York Police Department fatalities. The second largest loss of life of any police force.

$79.40: 2010 price of a barrel of crude oil. A barrel cost $24.70 in 2001.

$3.2 trillion: Cost of the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.

$649 billion: Homeland Security spending from 2001 to 2011.

$500 million: Cost to repair the Pentagon.

$30 million: Al Qaeda’s pre-9/11 annual budget.

$400,000-$500,000: Cost to execute the 9/11 attacks.

1.7 million: Internally displaced Iraqis.

125,000: Conservative estimate of Iraqi civilians killed since March 2003.

35,000: Conservative estimate of Pakistanis killed between 2004 and 2010.

12,000-14,000: Estimate of Afghan civilians killed since October 2001.

7,477: U.S. and Coalition soldiers died in Afghanistan and Iraq.

$1: The amount of money a third of the Afghan population survives on daily.


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