Source: Disaster Center
Peak years: 1974-1991
AP FACT CHECK: Trump Botches Murder Rate. (The New York Times, 2/7/2017)
You'd think a roomful of sheriffs would be the first to give him pushback. On Tuesday, he told a meeting of sheriffs: "The murder rate in our country is the highest it's been in 47 years, right? Did you know that? Forty-seven years. I used to use that — I'd say that in a speech and everybody was surprised because the press doesn't tell it like it is." He circled back to add: "The murder rate is the highest it's been in, I guess, from 45 to 47 years."