Numbers: Dec. 6, 2004

7,489 Number of hate crimes reported last year--27 more than in 2002. More than half were racially motivated, and a plurality were targeted at African Americans, according to the FBI

14 Number of hate crimes reported in 2003 that were murders. Six of the victims were gay men. Four were black

39.4 million Estimated number of people worldwide living with HIV, an increase of about 2.8 million since 2002

47% Percentage of HIV-positive adults who are women; 76% of those women are in sub-Saharan Africa

$43 billion Estimated cost of food that U.S. households waste annually. The average family of four...

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