Facts About 9/11

United States
November 25, 2006 5:43pm CST
9/11 by the Numbers: Death, destruction, charity, salvation, war, money, real estate, spouses, babies, and other September 11 statistics. The initial numbers are indelible: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m. Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. Time they took to fall: 12 seconds. From there, they ripple out. Total number killed in attacks (official figure as of 9/5/02): 2,819 Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343 Number of NYPD officers: 23 Number of Port Authority police officers: 37 Number of WTC companies that lost people: 60 Number of employees who died in Tower One: 1,402 Number of employees who died in Tower Two: 614 Number of employees lost at Cantor Fitzgerald: 658 Number of U.S. troops killed in Operation Enduring Freedom: 22 Number of nations whose citizens were killed in attacks: 115 (DID ANYONE REALIZE THAT PEOPLE FROM 115 COUNTRIES WERE KILLED IN THESE ATTACKS?) Ratio of men to women who died: 3:1 Age of the greatest number who died: between 35 and 39 Bodies found "intact": 289 Body parts found: 19,858 Number of families who got no remains: 1,717 Estimated units of blood donated to the New York Blood Center: 36,000 Total units of donated blood actually used: 258 Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609 Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051 Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks: 20 FDNY retirements, January–July 2001: 274 FDNY retirements, January–July 2002: 661 Number of firefighters on leave for respiratory problems by January 2002: 300 Number of funerals attended by Rudy Giuliani in 2001: 200 Number of FDNY vehicles destroyed: 98 Tons of debris removed from site: 1,506,124 Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99 Jobs lost in New York owing to the attacks: 146,100 Days the New York Stock Exchange was closed: 6 Point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average when the NYSE reopened: 684.81 Days after 9/11 that the U.S. began bombing Afghanistan: 26 Total number of hate crimes reported to the Council on American-Islamic Relations nationwide since 9/11: 1,714 Economic loss to New York in month following the attacks: $105 billion Estimated cost of cleanup: $600 million Total FEMA money spent on the emergency: $970 million Estimated amount donated to 9/11 charities: $1.4 billion Estimated amount of insurance paid worldwide related to 9/11: $40.2 billion Estimated amount of money needed to overhaul lower-Manhattan subways: $7.5 billion Amount of money recently granted by U.S. government to overhaul lower-Manhattan subways: $4.55 billion Estimated amount of money raised for funds dedicated to NYPD and FDNY families: $500 million Percentage of total charity money raised going to FDNY and NYPD families: 25 Average benefit already received by each FDNY and NYPD widow: $1 million Percentage increase in law-school applications from 2001 to 2002: 17.9 Percentage increase in Peace Corps applications from 2001 to 2002: 40 Percentage increase in CIA applications from 2001 to 2002: 50 Number of songs Clear Channel Radio considered inappropriate to play after 9/11: 150 Number of mentions of 9/11 at the Oscars: 26 Apartments in lower Manhattan eligible for asbestos cleanup: 30,000 Number of apartments whose residents have requested cleanup and testing: 4,110 Number of Americans who changed their 2001 holiday-travel plans from plane to train or car: 1.4 million Estimated number of New Yorkers suffering from post-traumatic-stress disorder as a result of 9/11: 422,000
8 responses
@rosebug23 (1909)
• Australia
28 Nov 06
never forget - American flag remembering 9/11
Gosh these satistics are really shocking But i think that what is surprising is that only 99 jobs were lost i would have expecteda lot more .Thank you for such an interesting post
• United States
28 Nov 06
I would have expect more lost jobs also. Thanks for your response.
• United States
28 Nov 06
*expected (dadgum fingers)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Just noticed that you read the wrong line. The number of jobs lost was 146,100...that's more like it. The fire burned 99 days was what you read.
@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
6 Dec 06
These are really terrible statistics when you think about it, and there was hardly a country that didn't have at least 1 person from it, killed during this crash. Of course there will be many people who will suffer as a result for the rest of their lives, whether through physical injuries or mental scars. Let us all pray that nothing like this ever happens again.
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• United States
6 Dec 06
Excellent response. You got the best response in this discussion. Thanks for responding.
• United States
27 Nov 06
impresive statistics... was this posted on a site? what was the site?
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• United States
28 Nov 06
Very impressive indeed. Here's the site where I got the info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11,_2001_attacks Thanks for your response.
@abagslife (1212)
• Italy
27 Nov 06
What a sad thing :(
• United States
27 Nov 06
Very sad. Thanks for responding, Dr. House. LOL.
• United States
27 Nov 06
Dr. House? I think you mean Gil Grissom.. from CSI lol if your are refering to his/her photo/avitar picture..
• United States
28 Nov 06
I was...LOL. It sure looked like House, but now I can tell it's Gil. Thanks for the correction.
@divir_vij (1591)
• India
28 Nov 06
Good job mate... nice facts.
• United States
6 Dec 06
Thanks for your response. The numbers are incredible.
@italofbi (484)
• Brazil
28 Nov 06
very good informations =] thank you
• United States
28 Nov 06
and thank you for responding.
@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
27 Nov 06
impressive statistics let's hope it won't happen again... xxx
• United States
28 Nov 06
I sure hope not, but I'm not holding my breath. Thanks for your response.
@Ahava663 (102)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Have you ever seen Loose Change 9/11? Not all the facts are correct, but it is worth a watch.
• United States
28 Nov 06
No, I haven't seen that. I'll keep an eye out for it also. Thanks for responding.