Statistically Speaking

In addition to escalating death tolls of armed forces and civilians in Iraq, four million Iraqis have departed the country since the U.S. invasion in 2003, according to a Sept. 13 broadcast by National Public Radio. About half of them have become refugees in neighboring countries.

Number of displaced Iraqis per month: 60,000

Largest population of Iraqis absorbed by a single country: 1.2-1.4 million, Syria

Number of Iraqi refugees admitted to the U.S. in 2007: 719

Number of Iraqis killed between June and August 2007: 5100

Journalists killed in Iraq since 2003: 112

Total Iraqi security and civilian forces killed since March 2003: 650,000