Numbers: Oct. 31, 2005

882 millibars Minimum barometric pressure of Hurricane Wilma last week, the lowest ever recorded for an Atlantic hurricane. The lower the pressure, the stronger the storm

22 Number of named Atlantic storms this year, breaking the 1933 record. Tropical Storm Alpha formed late last week

16,137 Number of murders in the U.S. in 2004. The murder rate--5.5 per 100,000 people-- is at its lowest in 40 years

94,635 Number of rapes reported in 2004. But despite the 0.8% rise from 2003, the overall rate was down 0.2%, to 32.2 rapes per 100,000 people

1 in 20 Proportion of men ages 35-44...

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