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Trump’s Bogus Attack on FBI Crime Statistics

Posted on AllSides May 6th, 2024
From The Left

Former President Donald Trump said FBI data that show homicides and other violent crimes trending down are “fake numbers.” They’re not.

The FBI data for 2023 are preliminary, but crime statistics experts say the reporting behind the overall downward trend is solid, and that trend is validated when compared to data samples from local and state law enforcement reports.

The FBI statistics contradict Trump’s campaign narrative, repeated at a May 1 rally in Wisconsin, about rampant and rising violent crime in the U.S. And polls that show most Americans believe crime is on the increase. But that...

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