Sunday, July 17, 2011

Harper Lee's Index

Harper's Index is a famous index. Harper Lee is the famous author of To Kill a Mockingbird. My last name is Lee. This is Harper Lee's Index:


No. of firearm-related homicides in 2007: 12,632
Expert estimates of state executions in China: 10,000 to 15,000 inmates per year
No. of executions since 1974 in the USA: 1,234
China's population: 1.3 billion
US population: 350 million
Estimated average number of cars for every 1,000 people (US): 800
Estimated average number of cars for every 1,000 people (PRC): 20
No. of people killed on China's roads in 2006: More than 89,000
Approximate auto accident deaths per year (US): 47,000