Mike Males tells us today in the LA Times that Donald Trump is right: violent crime went up in 2015. However, you might be surprised at which demographic groups are responsible for this rise. Federal crime statistics don't provide age/race breakdowns, but California does (2014 here, 2015 here), and it's probably a pretty good proxy for what's happening elsewhere:
Donald Trump is not right, as he has suggested on the campaign trail and repeated in Sunday’s debate, that the chief culprits are Muslim terrorists, inner-city gangs and Latino “criminal illegal aliens” who comprise the “murderers” causing “drug problems” and “crime like you’ve never seen.
Crime states are released by the FBI. Donald Trump tweeted fake statistics by a group that sounds official but seems not to exist. Official crime statistics for the United States are collected by the FBI. The racial breakdown of the...
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Donald Trump has lost the support of women, blacks, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, the disabled, Muslims, and pretty much every other demographic group other than angry white men. So who's left that might vote for him? How about...