Numbers: Apr. 9, 2007

CRIME

8.56

Number of murders per every 100,000 people in Nevada, which has been ranked, for the fourth year in a row, as the state with the highest murder rate in the country. The national average is 5.6

3.5%

Rise in Nevada's population between July 2005 and July 2006, the nation's second fastest-growing state over that period

AIR TRAVEL

$16 billion

Estimated savings from cheaper ticket prices that airline passengers would see as a result of an "open skies" aviation deal aimed at liberalizing transatlantic travel

3.5 million

Estimated tons of additional CO2 emissions the "open skies" deal would create annually....

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