9/11 by the numbers
A sampling of facts and figures compiled a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States
Published: September 8, 2011
Percent who felt that way in 2011: 40
Department of Homeland Security budget request for fiscal year 2012: $57.0 billion
DHS budget request for fiscal year 2002: $18.2 billion
Number of Advanced Imaging Technology units (full-body scanners) DHS has installed at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at U.S. airports in 2011: 488
Number Homeland Security hopes to have operational if its 2012 request is approved: 1,275
Amount of Homeland Security budget earmarked to reach that goal: $105.2 million.
Year in which the Federal Emergency Management Administration introduced a coloring book for kids called “A Scary Thing Happened” that featured an image of a jet plane headed for the smoldering World Trade Center towers on its cover: 2003
Year that coloring book was removed from FEMA’s website: 2009
Year that Really Big Coloring Books released its coloring book called “We Shall Never Forget 9/11: A Kid’s Guide to Freedom,” which features drawings of U.S. soldiers taking aim at Osama bin Laden, while he uses a woman in a burqa as a human shield: 2011
Cost of that book: $6.99
Number of copies sold during its first print run: 10,000
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