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20 years of September 11, 2001

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Attack on the Twin Towers

20 years ago, the attack that would mark the history of the United States and the world took place. The World Trade Center and the Pentagon were the main achievements, however the attempted attack against the White House was frustrated, thanks to the bravery of the passengers on Flight 93, who sacrificed their lives, to avoid further chaos and suffering.

The key facts of September 11, 2001

The terrorist attack of September 11, is one of the most catastrophic events in the United States, which left 3,000 fatalities. The attack was organized by al-QaedaQaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. AND to a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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The strategies of New York Officials after September 11

After September 11, all law enforcement officials in New York City developed a new strategy, designed to gain intelligence and technological development, with the goal of preventing further attacks.

Twenty years, hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars later. Those same strategies and technological advances are used to solve crimes.

The New York Police Department has _ made many significant and technological changes since the destruction of the World Trade Center, further enlarging the smartphone agents, who have access to registration and information, officials and much more.

Since 2017, the New York police have spent more than $300 300 million each year on intelligence and counterterrorism terrorism, according to the city's budget office. The account for 2021 is expected to exceed US 300 million.

The incidents after September 11, 2001

Since 9/11, the NYPD has arrested 51 adjunct intelligence and counterterrorism incidents, 25 of which have occurred in the last 5 years.

The Department's antiterrorist tools are also used to solve more crimes.

The systems that were built with Homeland Security funds, in the years after 9/11, are to protect New York City from terrorism threats.

The lives of Americans after September 11, 2001

The changes, which the attacks brought to the lives of Americans, have political and demographic repercussions.

57% of Americans say that the attacks affected the way they live their life today and 68% say the attacks had an impact on the individual rights and freedoms of Americans. The percentage who says that September 11 changed their lives, today they have remained relatively stable over time.

Overall about 1 in 5 (20%) say it had a large impact, while 37% say it was only a moderate impact.

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