20 Year Commemoration of 9/11
Never Forget These Numbers

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People
  • Number of people killed in attacks in New York City:  2,753
  • Number of people who lost a spouse or partner in the attacks: 1,609
  • Percentage of Americans who knew someone hurt or killed in the attacks: 20
First Responders
  • Number of firefighters and paramedics killed: 343
  • Number of NYPD officers killed: 23
  • Number of Port Authority police officers killed: 37
  • FDNY retirements, January–July 2001: 274
  • FDNY retirements, January–July 2002: 661
  • Number of FDNY vehicles destroyed:  98
  • Number of firefighters on leave for respiratory problems by January 2002: 300
Children
  • Estimated number of children who lost a parent: 3,051
  • Estimated number of children of first responders who lost a parent: 800
 Economic Impact
  • 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
  • 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 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 received by each FDNY and NYPD widow: $1 million
  • Tons of debris removed from site: 1.8 million
  • Days fires continued to burn after the attack: 99
  • Days after 9/11 that the U.S. began bombing Afghanistan: 26
  • Total number of civil rights complaints reported to the Council on American-Islamic Relations nationwide from 2002 to 2008: 12,962
Reaction
  • 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 2002 Oscars: 26
  • Apartments in lower Manhattan eligible for asbestos cleanup: 23,000
  • Number of apartments whose residents have requested cleanup and testing: 4,167
  • 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: 422,00

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