Iraq: Key figures since war began


_October 2007: 170,000 at peak of troop buildup.

_August 2008: 146,000.


_Confirmed U.S. military deaths as of Sept. 1, 2008: At least 4,151.

_Confirmed U.S. military wounded (hostile) as of Sept. 2, 2008: 30,568.

_Confirmed U.S. military wounded (non-hostile, using medical air transport) as of Aug. 2, 2008: 33,529.

_U.S. military deaths for Aug. 2008: 23.

_Deaths of civilian employees of U.S. government contractors as of July 1, 2008: 1,229.

_Iraqi deaths in Aug. from war-related violence: 474, according to an AP tally.

_Assassinated Iraqi academics: 377.

_Journalists killed on assignment as of Sept. 2, 2008: 132.


_Over $550 billion so far, according to the National Priorities Project.


_Prewar: 2.58 million barrels per day.

_Aug. 24, 2008: 2.46 million barrels per day.


_Prewar nationwide: 3,958 megawatts. Hours per day (estimated): 4-8.

_Aug. 11, 2008 nationwide: 4,620 megawatts. Hours per day: 11.3.

_Prewar Baghdad: 2,500 megawatts. Hours per day (estimated): 16-24.

_Aug. 11, 2008 Baghdad: Megawatts not available. Hours per day: 11.2.

_Note: Current Baghdad megawatt figures are no longer reported by the U.S. State Department’s Iraq Weekly Status Report.


_Prewar land lines: 833,000.

_July 7, 2008: 1,600,000.

_Prewar cell phones: 80,000.

_July 7, 2008: 13.4 million.


_Prewar: 12.9 million people had potable water.

_June 29, 2008: 20.9 million people have potable water.


_Prewar: 6.2 million people served.

_June 29, 2008: 11.3 million people served.

(Note: The figures for water and sewerage have not changed in the newest SIGIR report.)


_August 2008: At least 2.8 million people are currently displaced inside Iraq.


_Prewar: 500,000 Iraqis living abroad.

_May 2008: More than 2 million — mainly in Syria and Jordan.


All figures are the most recent available.

Sources: The Associated Press, State Department, Defense Department, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, The Brookings Institution, Iraq Body Count, U.N. High Commission for Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Working Group, International Organization for Migration, Committee to Protect Journalists, National Priorities Project, The Brussels Tribunal, Department of Labor.

AP researchers Julie Reed and Rhonda Shafner in New York compiled this report.