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The Leveson Inquiry in numbers: 17 - times Rupert Murdoch said 'sorry' during last 3 hours of his evidence

Earlier today it was announced that Lord Justice Leveson plans to publish his report from the inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press next Thursday.

The report is expected to be strongly critical of press excesses, and there has been widespread speculation that Leveson will recommend the creation of a new independent press regulator by the Government.

Here are some key numbers to emerge through the Leveson Inquiry.

97 - days the inquiry sat for over eight months.

168 - News of the World's age in years when it shut down.

1% - those in the population who could afford to sue for libel according to former Formula 1 boss Max Mosley, who successfully sued the News of the World after it claimed he took part in a "sick Nazi orgy".

1,404 - meetings David Cameron had with the media during four years and five months as Opposition leader.

163 - pages of e-mails between Adam Smith, special adviser to then Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Fred Michel, News Corp lobbyist, over News Corp's bid for the remaining shares of satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

542 - the number of text messages Michel sent Smith, which Hunt said worked out at about five a day.

48% - proportion of the public wanting much stricter media regulation but who do not expect the Leveson Inquiry to address all their concerns, according to a YouGov poll.

17 - times Rupert Murdoch said "sorry" during the last three hours of his inquiry evidence.

300,000,000 - the number of e-mails News Corp investigators ploughed through in their own investigation into phone hacking, according to Rupert Murdoch

11,000 - the number of pages of names and telephone numbers detectives seized from private investigator Glenn Mulcaire when he was arrested.

54 - the number of names of current and former MPs and peers found among the Mulcaire documents.

150 - Metropolitan Police officers working on phone hacking.

27 - Metropolitan Police officers tracking down paedophiles in the capital.

£40m - the forecasted Metropolitan Police spend on Operation Weeting, the inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World.

64 - groups representing more than a million young people submitting recommendations to the inquiry calling for reforms to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) and the Editors Code.

474 - people from whom the inquiry heard evidence.

6,349 - potential victims of phone hacking identified as at February this year.

10 - the number of days a Daily Telegraph team of reporters had to wade through four years' worth of details about the parliamentary expenses scandal.

260 - the minimum number of successful prosecutions achieved because of investigations by Mazher Mahmood, the News of the World's fake sheikh.

 

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