Trump Fact Check: City Crime & Afghanistan

Fact-Checking Trump's HPU Rally

HIGH POINT, NC -- "Homicides are up nearly 50%  in Washington DC and more than 60% in Baltimore." said GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump while at High Point University Tuesday. "More than 3,000 people have been shot in Chicago since January. Think about it. 3,000 people. That's like worse than the war-torn nations that you're looking at. That's worse than Afghanistan ."

Is inner city crime worse than Afghanistan? Are those numbers he quoted correct? As always, 2WTK  fact checks candidates when they're in town.let's take it a number at a time. According to the stats the Metropolitan Police Department in DC gave to NBC: if you compare the total homicides of 2014 to the 2015 total {105/162} it's a 54% increase.

When it comes to Chicago this year, The Chicago Tribune used this graphic just a week ago showing there have been 3,028 shootings through September 11th. So what about the comparison to Afghanistan? Was Trump talking about domestic violence in Afghanistan? Was he talking about war violence? It's not clear. 

But  according to the United Nations, 5,166 civilians were killed or maimed in Afghanistan just in the first 6 months of this year. 

(© 2016 WFMY)


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