Social Justice Quiz 2008, the conclusion

Authored by Bill Quigley, a human rights lawyer and law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. Previous segments of the quiz are found on The Peace Tree: questions #1-7 on September 14, #8-12 on September 21, and #13-16 on September 28.
Click below for the answers to (and documentation of) today's segment of the quiz.

17. The US military budget is larger than how many of the countries of the rest of the world combined?

18. Over the 28 year history of the Berlin Wall, 287 people perished trying to cross it. How many people have died in the last 4 years trying to cross the border between Arizona and Mexico?

19. India is ranked second in the world in gun ownership with 4 guns per 100 people. China is third with 3 firearms per 100 people. Which country is first and how many guns do they own?

20. What country leads the world in the incarceration of its citizens?
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17. The US military budget of $623 billion is larger than the budgets of all the countries in the rest of the world put together.
The total global military budget of the rest of the world is $500 billion.
Russia's military budget is $50 billion, South Korea's is $21 billion, and Iran's is $4.3 billion.

18. 1268. At least 1268 people have died along the border of Arizona and Mexico since 2004. The Arizona Daily Star keeps track of the reported deaths along the state border and reports 214 died in 2004, 241 in 2005, 216 in 2006, 237 in 2007, and 116 as of July 31, 2008.
These numbers do not include the deaths along the California or Texas border. The Border Patrol reported that 400 people died in fiscal 2206-2007, 453 died in 2004-2005, and 494 died in 2004-2005.
Source Associated Press, November 8, 2007.

19. The US is first in gun ownership world-wide with 90 guns for every 100 citizens.
Laura MacInnis, "US most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people." Reuters, August 28, 2007.

20. The US jails 751 inmates per 100,000 people, the highest rate in the world. Russia is second with 627 per 100,000. England's rate is 151, Germany is 88, and Japan is 63. The US has 2.3 million people behind bars, more than any country in the world.
Adam Liptak, "Inmate Count in US Dwarfs Other Nations'" NYT, April 23, 2008.

Cross-posted on Border Explorer.


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