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Illustrations by Juan Alvarado
• Number of al Qaeda or allied terror suspects arrested by officials since 9/11: 2,700.
• Number of U.S. citizens indicted by a federal grand jury for al Qaeda–related activities: 5.
• Number of immigrants detained after 9/11 — some up to eight months: 762.
• Number of people arrested by the LAPD’s anti-terrorism bureau since 9/11: 75.
• Number of convicted al Qaeda members: 0.
• Number of people the Justice Department charged with terrorism in the first two months of 2003: 56.
• After a Philadelphia Inquirer investigation, the number of those cases that were found to have nothing to do with terrorism: 41.
• Number of cases that involved Latinos using phony Social Security numbers: 28.
• As of April 22, number of passengers in San Francisco who have been detained for questioning because of the government’s “no-fly list”: 339.
• Since the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, the number of people secretly detained without charges as “material witnesses” in the 9/11 attacks: 50.
• Percentage of those held up to 90 days: 90.
• As of June 27, number of states that have adopted measures protesting the USA Patriot Act: 3.
• As of June 27, number of cities, towns and counties adopting measures: 129.
• Number of lawsuits the ACLU is juggling on the terrorism front: 33.
• Percentage of librarians who said they “probably” would defy an agent’s order to see patrons’ records: 16.1.
• Percentage of librarians who said they “definitely” would defy an agent’s order to see patrons’ records: 5.5.
• Number of pages in the USA PATRIOT Act: 340.
• Number of House co-sponsors of a bill that would exempt libraries and bookstores from Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act: 122.
• Number from California: 20.
• Under the proposed USA PATRIOT Act II, the number of additional crimes that would be punishable by death: 15.
• Under the proposed USA PATRIOT Act II, the number of days the government could wiretap a suspected terrorist without a judge’s approval: 15.
• Number of computer intrusions or hackers investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 814.
• Number of computer intrusions or hacker investigations still pending in the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 1,956.
• Number of computer intrusion or hacker convictions or pretrial diversions by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 101.
• Number of state and local bomb techs trained in 2002: 882.
• Number of terrorist cases investigated, both pending and received, by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 15,455.
• Number of terrorist cases closed by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 5,533.
• Number of terrorism-related convictions by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 251.
• Number of terrorism convictions by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2002: 153.
• Number of hazardous-duty mobile robots in the LAPD Bomb Squad: 2.
• Cost of each: $160,000.
• Weight: 350 pounds.
• High-speed capability: 3.5 mph.
• Number of times deployed in 2003: 0.
• In a poll of 2,000 Americans conducted by National Public Radio and others, the percentage who felt it was more important to protect constitutional rights than to find every potential terrorist: 44.
• Percentage who said finding the terrorists was more important: 47.
• Percentage who believe the federal government threatens their own personal rights and freedoms: 32.
• President Bush’s defense-budget request for 2004: $380 billion.
• Amount set aside for missile defense by the U.S. Senate: $9.1 billion.
• Amount set aside for 12 civil-support teams to help first responders in the event of a chemical, biological or nuclear attack by terrorists: $88.4 million.
• Number of major chemical facilities nationwide: 15,000.
• If attacked, the number of those facilities that would endanger the lives of a million or more Americans: 100.
• Number of the government-appointed Defense Policy Board members out of 30 who were linked to companies that have won more than $76 billion in defense contracts in 2001 and 2002: 9.
• Requested down payment in 2002 for the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencies’ Total Information Awareness System (TIPS), a system that allows the government to study the purchases and activities of its citizens: $200 million.
• When it was defunded: March 2003.
• Percentage of Americans TIPS sought to turn into snitches before it was dismantled: one in 24.
• Right after 9/11, percentage of Americans who favored putting Arabs under “special surveillance” like that used against Japanese-Americans during World War II: 32.
• Percentage who favored “heightened surveillance of Middle Eastern immigrants”: 66.
• Number of days Nacer Fathi Mustafa and his father, both American citizens of Palestinian descent, were held in a Texas jail after being falsely accused on September 15, 2001, of altering their passports: 67.
• Number of countries whose citizens are required to register with the Bush Administration’s National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS): 25.
• Number of people who have registered across the country with NSEERS: 138,053.
• Total number of men and boys who showed up at immigration offices to register for NSEERS: 82,414.
• Total number of men and boys detained after registering for NSEERS: 2,747.
• Number of those subjected to enforcement actions: 739.
• Number of those who were considered by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services as “criminals”: 130.
• Number of those held in custody: 114.
• Total number linked to terrorism: 11.
• Estimated number of Iranians arrested in Los Angeles by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services as part of NSEERS: 700.
• Number of illegal immigrants removed from the United States in March 2003: 14,137.