They say that numbers give a more distant perspective on things.
13 – the number of people who died on January 30, 1972 when they were shot British Army forces attempting to contain a Republican civil rights march in Derry.
14 – the number of people who ultimately died as a result of the Army shootings: John Johnston (59), an innocent passer-by, died in mid-June from injuries sustained after he was shot in the leg and left shoulder.
79 – the number of days between the shootings and the publication of the Widgery Tribunal findings .
90 – the number of witnesses whose testimony was heard by Widgery.
21,053 – the number of words in Widgery’s publication, including appendices.
9,417 – the number of days between the publication of the Widgery findings and Tony Blair’s announcement of a new enquiry, to be headed by Lord Mark Saville.
4,519 – the number of days between Blair’s announcement and the publication of Lord Saville’s report .
435 – the number of days of ‘Main Hearings’ held by the Saville Inquiry, which also held two days of preliminary hearings, two days of anonymous hearings, and five days of interlocutory hearings.
2,500 – the approximate number of statements received by Saville’s inquiry.
922 – the number of witnesses whose testimony was heard by Saville – over ten times the number called by Widgery.
30 million – the approximate number of words of testimony given to the Saville inquiry.
1,965 – the time, in days, taken by Saville and his team to prepare their full written report after the last day of hearings.
5,000+ – the number of pages in the printed edition of Lord Saville’s findings, split across ten volumes.
£190.3m – the costs incurred by the Saville Inquiry up to February 2010, including £15m in temporarily relocating to London to hear evidence from former soldiers who couldn’t travel to Derry over security concerns.
14,016 – the number of days between Bloody Sunday and the publication of the Saville Inquiry’s findings.
3,507 – the number of other people killed during The Troubles between 1969 and 2001.