Donald Trump retweets false stats on crime and race
The discredited graphic, which alleges that blacks are responsible for most of the murders of black and white victims in the U.S., is not supported by FBI data. As The Post reported, 90% of black victims are killed by blacks; and 82.4% of white victims are killed by whites, according to 2014 data. Also, 14.8% of white victims were killed by blacks, according to the FBI, a starkly different figure than what’s depicted in the graphic.
The statistics reflect what has long been true about homicide in America: people are usually killed by people they know, including people they are related to or live near.