Friday, February 15, 2008

Interesting Stats

John K send this PDF to me. It breaks down active service military deaths by year, and subsequently by presidency, between 1980-2006. It's actually kind of surprising.

1980 .......... 2,392

1981 .......... 2,380
1982 .......... 2,319
1983 .......... 2,465
1984 .......... 1,999
1985 .......... 2,252
1986 .......... 1,984
1987 .......... 1,983
1988 .......... 1,819
Total: 17,474

1989 ...........1,636
1990 ......... 1,508
1991 .......... 1,787
1992 ...........1,293
Total: 6,224

1993 .......... 1,213
1994 .......... 1,075
1995 .......... 2,465
1996 ......... 2,318
1997 .......... 817
1998 ......... 2,252
6 Year Total: 11,353
1999 .......... 1,984
2000 ...........1,983
Total: 14,107

2001 .......... 890
2002 .......... 1,007
2003 .......... 1,410
2004 .......... 1,887
2005 .......... 919
2006........... 920
Total: 7033


Now, I may have missed a few numbers when adding these up. So if the totals don't match the numbers that's my fault. But what this tells us is that our military has gotten a hell of a lot better a what they do. But what's surprising is that there were more active duty military deaths in the same six year period of the 90's, when we weren't fighting a war, then there have been in the new millennium when we have been.

3 comments:

Robocop said...

So according to these stats, our service deaths are less in 2006 than they were at "peace time"? I wonder if the protesters get that point.

Bad Bob said...

I had wondered about that since there are always training deaths for a variety of reasons. Thanks for posting that.
I'm sure all the news channels will be interested in broadcasting this information.

thatdude said...

Obviously DoD has different stats than these and the outlying numbers make these stats look weaker, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to pass it off to liberals those guys will believe anything you tell them