“Suicide bombers in Iraq have killed at least 12,000 civilians and 200 coalition soldiers, according to a study. The research paper, by Dr Madelyn Hsiao-Rei Hicks of King’s College London, the London-based Iraq Body Count and others, describes suicide bombs in Iraq as ‘a major public health problem,’ killing significantly more civilians than soldiers. …Using data amassed by the Iraq Body Count, which collects verified reports of deaths and injuries…the authors say more than 30,000 Iraqi civilians were injured by suicide bombs between 20 March 2003 and 31 December 2010, and 12,284 Iraqi civilians were killed in more than 1,000 suicide bombings. These amounted to 10% of civilian deaths and 25% of civilian injuries from armed violence in that period, they say.”

 – Sarah Boseley, “Iraq Suicide Bomb Toll Revealed,” The Guardian, Sep. 1, 2011