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The U.S. ranks 78th in refugees, asylum seekers, and internally-displaced persons

29 September 2009 1 comment

According to the UNHCR, at the end of 2008 there was a total of 3,892 refugees and asylum seekers from, and internally displaced persons within the United States, which makes the United States rank seventy-eighth out of two hundred and ten countries in that category. Iraq ranks first, with 4,797,979 refugees, asylum seekers, and IDPs.

Refugees, Asylum Seekers and IDP from.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 2nd in asylum seekers

27 September 2009 1 comment

According to the UNHCR, at the end of 2008 there were 69,228 people seeking political asylum in the United States, or 8.4% of all asylum seekers in the world. That was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. South Africa ranked first, with 227,125 asylum seekers, or 27.5% of the world total.

Asylum Seekers.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 6th in stone exports

25 September 2009 1 comment

According to the International Trade Centre, in 2005 the United States exported $326,259,000 worth of stone, sand, and gravel, or 5.84% of the world total. That was enough to make the United States rank sixth in that category. India ranked first, exporting $475,661,000 worth, or 8.52% of the world total.

Stone exports.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 3rd in juvenile crime suspects

23 September 2009 Leave a comment

According to data gathered in 2005 and 2006 by the UNODC, the United States  has 456.62 juvenile crime suspects per 100,000 population, a rate that makes the United States rank third out of sixty ranked countries. New Zealand ranks first, with 942.29 juvenile crime suspects per 100,000 people.

Juvenile Crime Suspects.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 6th in endemic mammals

21 September 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, there are 104 endemic mammal species in the United States, which makes the United States rank sixth in that category. Australia ranks first, with 225 endemic mammal species.

Endemic Mammals.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 11th in refugees

19 September 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), at the end of 2008 there were 279,548 refugees in the United States, which makes the United States rank eleventh in that category. Syria ranks first, with 1,105,698 refugees living within its borders.

Refugees.xlsx

The U.S. ranks 16th in women with HIV

17 September 2009 1 comment

According to UNICEF’s The State of the World’s Children, 2009, there are an estimated 230,000 women over the age of fifteen living with HIV in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank sixteenth in that category. South Africa ranks first, with an estimated 3,200,000 women living with HIV.

Women with HIV.xlsx