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per capita -- (Latin)
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  • Alabama had more juveniles sentenced to death per capita than any other state—or any other country in the world.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • In all, immigrants and their native-born children pay a third less tax per capita than others in the United States, the NRC study found.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • In 2005, the annual per capita gross domestic product of the country was a mere four hundred dollars—which ranks it ahead of only the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe among nations for which any data is available.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Baltimore City residents increasingly bled into it, exchanging the city for the county’s spacious neighborhoods, quality schools, and higher per capita income.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • The mess halls in his syndicate would not help; they rose up in uncompromising rebellion against his proposal to tax them on a per capita basis in order to enable each man to own his own share of the Egyptian cotton crop.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • But for reasons no one quite understands, it then began to rise, steeply and dramatically, by leaps and bounds every year, until by the end of the 1980s there were more suicides per capita in Micronesia than anywhere else in the world.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The most sought-after jobs are the half dozen openings for skilled climbing Sherpas, who can expect to earn $1,400 to $2,500 for two months of hazardous work-attractive pay in a nation mired in grinding poverty and with an annual per capita income of around $160.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • In Haiti, I knew, per capita incomes came to a little more than one American dollar a day, less than that in the central plateau.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Offered in a year in which the average per capita income in the United States was $432, Strub’s purse caused a national sensation.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Since the onset of civil war, Burundi’s per capita gross domestic product had fallen from roughly $180 per year to about $80, the lowest in the world, and of course that paltry figure understated the general penury.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains

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  • At the same time, Sweden is one of the countries that imports the most prostitutes per capita from Russia and the Baltics.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • In the 1920s Plauen had the most millionaires per capita in Germany — and the most suicides.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In 1960-61 the per capita Government spending on African students at State-aided schools was estimated at R12.46.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • Its tax revenues have given the county a bonanza for roads and the highest per capita school expenditure in the state.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • That is one reason that per capita income in the West remained flat from the fall of the Roman Empire until about 1700.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • There is far less street crime per capita in rural areas than in cities, in large part because a rural criminal is more likely to be known (and therefore caught).
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Average per capita income rose 20 percent in the 1700s, 200 percent in the 1800s, and 740 percent in the last century….
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The number of police officers per capita in the United States rose about 14 percent during the 1990s.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • On a per capita basis, Switzerland has more firearms than just about any other country, and yet it is one of the safest places in the world.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • That is a stunning achievement, particularly since Sri Lanka has been torn apart by intermittent war in recent decades and ranks 117th in the world in per capita income.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • But these Paul Farmers, they’ll drop out, and when they do, we stalwarts will still be here figuring out the best way to spend two dollars and twenty-seven cents per capita for health care.’
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • By the end of 2009, Alabama had the nation’s highest execution rate per capita.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • In the same years, the per capita spending on white children in the Cape Province (which are the only figures available to me) was R144.57.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • Others believe the United States, notoriously stingy among industrialized nations in per capita gifts of foreign aid, should boost donations.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Baltimore City was now averaging over three hundred murders a year, making it one of the per capita deadliest cities in America.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Over the past forty years in the United States, per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks has more than quadrupled.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Cuba, meanwhile, had the lowest per capita incidence of hiv in the Western Hemisphere—its hiv statistics were probably among the most accurate in the world, for the simple reason that, in Cuba, testing wasn’t optional and millions had been tested.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • By American standards Cuban doctors lacked equipment, and even by Cuban standards they were poorly paid, but they were generally well-trained, and Cuba had more of them per capita than any other country in the world—more than twice as many as the United States.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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