I would like to see a post that has some basic figures --all together on one post--of various death figures for the US per year/ or 3year period. Then I would have a ready made index card to hand to the next Maroon Lib that gets off on quoting "3000".
This would help my stress level in dealing with the jerks. ha.
Here's the FBI's yearly Uniform Crime Stats for murder for 1999-2003: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius_03/xl/03tbl2-9.xls
Hope that helps. If not, Google 'FBI Uniform Crime Statistics' and you'll find everything you need.
The Centers for Disease Control maintains the official mortality statistics for the U.S. They are available on their website which will pop up if you Google "mortality statistics". Unfortunately, the tables are posted as PDF files, so its not easy to cut and paste, but its all there.