Donald Trump says a lot of things that make you question his credibility. As he’s done before during his campaign, Trump brought up the murder rate numbers on Tuesday, saying that the murder rate in the U.S. “is the highest it’s been in 47 years.”
“I’d say that in a speech and everybody was surprised because the press doesn’t like to tell it like it is,” Trump said during a meeting with US sheriffs at the White House. “It wasn’t to their advantage to say that. The murder rate is the highest it’s been in I guess 45-47 years.”
But of course this is false information that no one knows where trump gets it from.
As the chart by CNN above shows, the murder rate in the U.S. is no where near being at its highest. But not only is the murder rate down but the crime rate is also decreasing .