I went back to the casualty statistics kept by the Iraq Coalition Casualties site and updated my tracking charts. The statistic I focused on was American military deaths per month during Operation Iraqi Freedom between March ’03 and July ’06.
First, the raw numbers:
Next, to better follow the trends, here are the trailing averages for 6 months and 12 months:
People will look at these figures through their own political lenses, so again I’ll refrain from immediately offering my conservative viewpoint. These are the numbers. Make of them what you will.
FYI (if you’re not a stats whiz) …
6-month trailing average: the average for the most recent six months.
12-month trailing average: the average for the most recent twelve months.
What are the trends for U.S. deaths in Iraq?