Here's a fun fact about Iraq, from a UPI story printed in, of all places, The Washington Times. The figures come from our own Coalition Provisional Authority:
Violence is clearly spiking in Iraq, according to CPA data. In Baghdad alone, violent deaths jumped from 16 per month before the war to 40 and 50 times that, with more than half of them from firearms. In August 2003 there were 872 violent deaths, with 498 of them from firearms. In September there were 667 violent deaths with 372 of them from firearms, according to the Baghdad morgue.