The island’s other troubles include a fast-declining population, an unemployment rate that is near 15 percent and a homicide rate nearly six times higher than the U.S. average. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 UNITED STATES PUERTO RICO UNITED STATES ’10 ’05 ’00 ’95 0 5 10 15 20% ’10 ’05 ’95 ’00 0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 ’10 ’00 ’05 Comparing Puerto Rico’s debt load with two states with the largest debt and some of the largest municipal bankruptcies Detroit2013 Puerto Rico2013 New York2012 California2012 Jefferson County, Ala.2011 Orange County, Calif.1994 State-funded debt outstanding Total publicsector debt Municipal bankruptcies $70billion $63.3billion $96.4billion Puerto Rico populationIn millions Unemployment rateIn percent, seasonally adjusted Homicide rateRate per 100,000 population 7.3% 5.6% January 1995:13.6% October:14.7% 2012:26.7 1995:23.3 8.1 4.7 3.67million Note: U.S. states and commonwealths cannot declare bankruptcy. $18billion $1.7billion $4.2billion PUERTO RICO

SOURCE: Governing magazine, New York and California treasury departments, Morningstar, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, United Nations, World Bank, Puerto Rico Police Department. GRAPHIC: Tobey - The Washington Post.