Editorials

Notable numbers: Gun deaths, home sales and remembering the Holocaust

Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

45.5 The median age in Japan

41.9 The median age in the European Union

37.3 The median age in the United States

35.1 The median age in China

28 The median age in Iran

$336 million The average income for the top 400 U.S. taxpayers in 2012

17 The percentage of their income they paid in federal taxes

11,622 The number of people in the United States killed by a firearm in 2012 during an intentional act of violence

57,077 The number of people in the United States injured by a firearm in 2012 during an intentional act of violence

11,102 The number of people killed by guns in North Carolina from 2001 to 2010

16 Where North Carolina ranked among the 50 states in highest murder rate in 2010

114-0 The vote in the N.C. House to repeal the state’s Map Act, which enables the state DOT to cut its right-of-way costs by preventing landowners from developing property it expects to buy for highway projects

13 The percentage of U.S. teens who tried e-cigarettes last year

9.2 The percentage who smoked traditional cigarettes

$1.25 million What Sen. Marco Rubio raised online during his first full day as a White House candidate

11 The percentage increase in Triangle home sales during the first quarter of 2015 over the same period last year

16 The percentage decrease in the number of homes for sale in the quarter over the same period for last year

57 The percentage decrease in the number of Triangle homes for sale over the number four years ago

1 ton The amount of human hair left at Auschwitz-Birkenau; Holocaust Remembrance Day was Thursday

110,000 The number of shoes

3,800 The number of suitcases

470 The number of prostheses

88 The number of pounds of eyeglasses

12,000 The number of pots and pans carried by Jews who believed they were simply bound for resettlement

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